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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from Prestwick to Kilmarnock

£3 - £8

4 alternative options

Line 4 bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Prestwick Airport to Kilmarnock, Dunlop Street 4

£3 - £5

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock 11.1 miles

£25 - £31

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock 11.1 miles

£1 - £3

Towncar  •  13 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Kilmarnock 11.1 miles

£30 - £120

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock by train

The train journey time between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Kilmarnock is around 20 min and covers a distance of around 12 miles. The fastest train normally takes 19 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock train service departs from Prestwick and arrives in Kilmarnock. Typically 30 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
20 min
Fastest train time:
19 min
Trains per week:
30
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:27
Last train departs at:
20:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock train schedules

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) → Kilmarnock
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kilmarnock is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kilmarnock is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kilmarnock is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock is to taxi which costs £25 - £31 and takes 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prestwick Airport and arriving at Kilmarnock, Dunlop Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Prestwick and arriving at Kilmarnock. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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It is 8 miles from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock. It is approximately 11.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock without a car is to train which takes 20 min and costs £3 - £8.

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The train from Prestwick to Kilmarnock takes 20 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock is to train which takes 20 min and costs £3 - £8. Alternatively, you can line 4 bus, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock.
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  • Distance: 8.5 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Prestwick to Kilmarnock 4 times a day. Tickets cost £3 - £8 and the journey takes 20 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Prestwick Airport to Kilmarnock, Dunlop Street hourly. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 25 min.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestwick to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £8
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£6 - £8
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Kilmarnock, Dunlop Street
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
£25 - £31
Streamline Taxis
Phone
+44 1292 28 45 45
Website
streamlinetaxis.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Kilmarnock
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock is 11 miles. It takes approximately 13 min to drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Kilmarnock.

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