Glasgow Prestwick Airport Car Rental

Prestwick Airport Basics.....
 

The Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located less than one hour from the city center of Glasgow via rail or rental car.  The airport is considered a low-cost option for the mostly regional flyers.  The airport has seen a downturn in terms of passenger count recently, due to Ryanair's decision to move business to the Edinburgh Airport.
 
 
 
Glasgow Prestwick Airport - geograph.org.uk - 606626
 


Prestwick Airport Car Rental.....
 

Currently five rental car companies occupy desks within the airport.  These include Europcar, Avis, Alamo, Hertz and National.  Each agent has a desk situated near the UK baggage reclaim area.  If you're arriving internationally, you will go thru customs, and the rental cars agents will be on each side of the hall, near the UK baggage reclaim area.  Vehicles are located on the premises, as the airport is pretty small and you will find your rental car right out in front of the terminal.

The total distance to Glasgow from the Prestwick Airport is about 50-60 km.  Drive out of the airport area onto A79 at the roundabout and travel for a little over 2 km until you approach the next roundabout.  Take the third exit at the second roundabout and travel another 1 km until the third roundabout.  Take the first exit (left) on it (watch for little green signs planted near the road) and travel about 17 km on Kilmarnock Road (A77) until the road turns into M77 (again, watch for signage and stay right as A77 continues on and splits to the left).  Travel about 27 more km into the city center of Glasgow.

When returning your rental vehicle, simply reverse course and travel M77 back to A77, and then back to the airport.  To refuel the petrol in your rental car, you will find a BP service station on Kilmarnock Road near the airport.  When returning on A77, go straight thru the Dutch House Roundabout (instead of exiting onto A78 near the airport).  The BP station will be near the Premier Inn Ayr/Prestwick Airport Hotel.  Currently, all car rental companies that operate in the airport use a 'full/full' fuel policy - meaning that you will pick up your rental car with a full tank of fuel, and you should return the car with a full tank as well.  Filling up at the above-mentioned BP Station will save you some money in fuel costs.
 
 
 
A79 roundabout - geograph.org.uk - 1137841
 


Hotels Near the Prestwick Airport.....
 

The Manor Park Hotel near the Prestwick Airport sits about 3 km from the front of the airport terminal, via rental car.  Simply head out of the airport as directed above, but take the 3rd exit at the roundabout that leads to Monkton (this roundabout is about 1.3 km from the roundabout at the entrance into the airport area).  When traveling towards the little community of Monkton, you will see a Goodrich plant building on the left.  Go past it and and stay on B739 thru a couple of more roundabouts, and the Manor Park will be a little over 1 km from the Goodrich Building.  The Manor Park will be on the right hand side of the road - a smallish white restaurant and a larger white hotel building.

The hotel offers a shuttle service just in case you don't have a rental car - prices are currently set at £6 for this feature.  The rooms are nice and the staff is friendly.  But the real draw to the hotel is the restaurant that sits a few meters from the hotel building.  The hotel restaurant offers all types of pub classics including beef and ale pie and Yorkshire pudding for lunch and nice portions of beef or fish for dinner.  Prices are reasonable and the service is great.  Breakfast starts at 6 in the morning for those folks who want to get back to the airport early.
 
 
 
Manor Park Hotel Near the Prestwick Hotel

 


Car Rental Types at the Prestwick Airport Near Glasgow.....
 

First, you might want to compare costs against the Glasgow Airport in Paisley.  Generally the prices between the two airports are very similar, but occasionally it might be worth checking.  Car rental prices Just about all types of vehicles are available at the Prestwick Airport.  These would include the obvious - such as economy cars and budget vehicles.  Also, SUV's, luxury Mercedes cars, 7-passenger and 9-passenger minivans.  As always, be sure to book early to ensure the vehicle that you want is available for your trip.

Thanks so much for visiting our site.  We hope that you learned a little about renting a car at the Prestwick Airport near Glasgow.  Come back anytime!!
 
 
Source: Glasgow Prestwick Airport Homepage

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