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Travelling to Prestwick Airport - Use Local Bus/Train

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Travelling to Prestwick Airport - Use Local Bus/Train

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This is to everyone who is travelling to Prestwick airport, please don't think that because you got a cheap airline ticket with Ryanair that you don't have to budget for car parking. If you are to 'cheap' to factor this into your holiday costs and pay for airport parking, then either use the hotels offer free parking for the cost of an overnight stay or use the fantastic public transport links we have. The bus & train run from Glasgow every 30mins. From early in the morning to late at night.

This is a small town. The parking for local residents is limited at the best of times. So please think carefully about how you travel to Prestwick airport, and please don't abuse the kind hospitality of the Prestwick people by abandoning your car in their street while you enjoy a holiday in the sun.

Remember you can get 50% of your train journey with a Ryanair boarding card to and from Prestwick! So leave the car at home!

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1. Re: Travelling to Prestwick Airport - Use Local Bus/Train

I recall someone asking about parking in a residential area some years ago. They got very short shrift. As you say, public transport is relatively good and not too costly with the 50% rail discount with a boarding card.

Quite a few hotels do a parking deal and prebooking parking saves money too.The website below is popular with TA members:

holidayextras.co.uk/prestwick-airport-parkin…

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2. Re: Travelling to Prestwick Airport - Use Local Bus/Train

Have heard of travellers returning to their cars in residential streets to find their tyres let down!

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3. Re: Travelling to Prestwick Airport - Use Local Bus/Train

People used to park in a lay-by near the airport and in a street just round the corner. Double yellow lines have been painted and this is no longer a free parking option.The train service is good and relatively cheap. If your flight was returning late at night this may be after the last train has departed. Park and ride at Prestwick is cheaper than Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. It only takes about 5 mins to collect your car and head home. Parking in residential areas is unfair and a bit selfish, I think.

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5. Re: Travelling to Prestwick Airport - Use Local Bus/Train

Lets all go park on the last poster's street. Can you let us know your address?

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7. Re: Travelling to Prestwick Airport - Use Local Bus/Train

I always use Airparks (at Monkton) which is very reasonably priced and has a regular shuttle service dropping office in the layby very close to the airport entrance.

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9. Re: Travelling to Prestwick Airport - Use Local Bus/Train

I see your last airport rant was deleted Gordon. What are you, an ex employee of the airport just having a go... or what?

The 'so called' poor transport links run until midnight / 4am on weekends (X77 bus) and there is a taxi rank for local travel to one of the numerous nearby hotels. There's a train station over the walkway which has service from about 6am to just before midnight daily with a modern clean train every thirty minutes, generally speaking there's a train during all flight arrivals / departures apart from the seriously early summer departures. Same as PAISLEY airport I think you'll find and are provided in keeping with demand. No different to most other UK airports.

Car parking, everyone charges (every airport) and there are deals to be had, I would not encourage local street parking as whilst legal is indeed selfish and will result in eventual enforcement if people get sick enough of it.

NB : I spotted a mobile poster van over the weekend (Oct 14th) advertising an increase in service levels by bus to offer one every ten minutes, search Stagecoach for info.

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