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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 585 bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the line 585 bus from Prestwick Airport to Ardrossan, Hill Street 585

£4 - £6

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Train  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Kilwinning
  2. Take the train from Kilwinning to Ardrossan Town

£4 - £11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan 16.7 miles

£35 - £45

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan 16.7 miles

£2 - £4

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Ardrossan is around 39 min and covers a distance of around 17 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 39 min. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, the Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan bus service departs from Prestwick Airport and arrives in Ardrossan, Hill Street. Typically 161 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
39 min
Fastest bus time:
39 min
Buses per week:
161
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:41
Last bus departs at:
20:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan bus schedules

Buses departing Friday, June 18, 2021

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) → Ardrossan
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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan is to drive, which costs £2 - £4 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prestwick Airport and arriving at Ardrossan, Hill Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Intl Airport and arriving at Ardrossan Town via Kilwinning. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 14m.

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The distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Ardrossan is 12 miles. The road distance is 16.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan without a car is to line 585 bus which takes 39 min and costs £4 - £6.

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The line 585 bus from Prestwick Airport to Ardrossan, Hill Street takes 39 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Prestwick Airport station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Prestwick Intl Airport station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan is to line 585 bus which takes 39 min and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £4 - £12 and takes 1h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan.
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  • Distance: 12.1 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

What companies run services between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK), Scotland and Ardrossan, Scotland?

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Prestwick Airport to Ardrossan, Hill Street hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan via Kilwinning in around 1h 14m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Kilwinning
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £8
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £8
Train from Kilwinning to Ardrossan Town
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1 - £4
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£2 - £4
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Ardrossan, Hill Street
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Streamline Taxis
Phone
+44 1292 28 45 45
Website
streamlinetaxis.com

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ardrossan, Hill Street station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Ardrossan Town station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan is 17 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Ardrossan.

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