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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western

£77 - £311

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X77
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange M11

£20 - £32

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Train via Carlisle  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly

£59 - £129

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich 209.9 miles

£30 - £50

Train, fly to Manchester  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN

£51 - £263

Train, fly to Liverpool  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL) GLA - LPL
  3. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly

£58 - £301

Train, fly to Birmingham  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly

£71 - £386

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich by train and tram

The journey time between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Prestwich is around 5h 20m and covers a distance of around 266 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 37m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and others, the Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich service departs from Prestwick Intl Airport and arrives in Prestwich. Typically 102 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 20m
Fastest journey time:
4h 37m
Services per week:
102
Cheapest price:
£77
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:20
Last service departs at:
23:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich train and tram schedules

Departing Friday, June 18, 2021

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) → Prestwich
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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich is to bus, which costs £19 - £35 and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Airport and arriving at Prestwich, Longfield Centre via Buchanan Bus Station and Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Intl Airport and arriving at Prestwich via Glasgow Central, Wigan North Western and Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 26m.

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The distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Prestwich is 166 miles. The road distance is 209.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich without a car is to train which takes 5h 26m and costs £75 - £320.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich 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 Prestwich is to train which takes 5h 26m and costs £75 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £35 and takes 7h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich.
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  • Distance: 166.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich via Glasgow Central, Wigan North Western, Manchester Victoria, and Victoria in around 5h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich via Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Buchanan Bus Station, and Shudehill Interchange in around 7h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Luton, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £750
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £430
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £750
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £450
TUI Airways
Website
tui.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£120 - £500
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 Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£19 - £60
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£200 - £270
Train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
Megabus UK

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Shudehill Interchange station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Wigan North Western station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Prestwich.

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Aer Lingus, Jet2.com, TUI Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 335+ hotels available in Prestwich. Prices start at £75 per night.

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