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Scottish Grand National !!

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Scottish Grand National !!

I am planning a surprise trip for my husband next April 15/17 in Ayr. I have secured accommodation, but want us to fly up this time as it's a bit of a trek from the South !!

Does anyone know which airlines might fly from somewhere south to Prestwick, which would be perfect ? I realise I may have to settle for Glasgow - but it's worth asking the lovely TripAdvisers !!

Thank you.

Lesley x

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1. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

It'll need to be Glasgow International - check the Prestwick destinations list at glasgowprestwick.com/flight-and-passenger-in…

Edited: 11:10 am, June 14, 2015
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2. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

Even coming into GLA it's not a difficult transfer!

Take the local bus from the Airport to Paisley Gilmour St (10mins) then half hourly trains to Ayr at around 35 mins.

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3. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

There is talk of an airline other than Ryanair starting flights between Prestwick and London but I'm not holding my breath. As madscotsman says its easy enough to get from GLA airport to Ayr anyway.

If you're in Swindon then its perhaps worth considering the alternative, catching the train. You could go via London Euston and head to Glasgow with Virgin Trains then onwards to Ayr, or connect with the Virgin Train via some other rail route if there's another thats more convenient for where you are. Its a pretty relaxing trip made all the more pleasant if you manage to bag a 1st class cheap advance ticket.

You'll probably know that advance rail tickets are for specific trains, not flexible, and usually released for sale approx 12 weeks before the date of travel. The London to Glasgow leg is around four and a half hours.

Edited: 12:21 pm, June 14, 2015
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4. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

Thank you for such a swift reply !

I Love TripAdvisor !!

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5. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

That makes me feel better !! Thank you !

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6. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

Thank you ! I thought the trains might cost me another mortgage, but I will look into it now !

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7. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

If you're really on the ball when the advance fares are released it needn't cost you much more than a flight plus transport to and from airport etc.

Its possible to get from London to Glasgow for £45 single on the current advance fares. You'd have to add in the Glasgow to Ayr train journey anyway. Not sure how that compares to the flight prices.

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8. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

That's close for prices ! However I have just looked on Trainline and Red Spotted Hanky for September, as that's as far ahead as I can get at the moment, and it was silly money prices ! Where does the £45 ish come from please ?

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9. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

Don't book with these agencies anyway. Check direct with the rail operator. It seems that Virgin are now releasing the cheap seats earlier than the 12 weeks (read this on another thread)

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10. Re: Scottish Grand National !!

Thank you !! Will do !

Lesley xx

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