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

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Bus, train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X77
  2. Take the train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Helensburgh Central

£11 - £22

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Train  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Helensburgh Central

£13 - £38

Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu 56 miles

£8 - £13

Towncar  •  1h 8m

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Rhu 56 miles

£30 - £120

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Rhu is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 56 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 10m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, First ScotRail Service, Wilsons of Rhu and others, the Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu service departs from Prestwick Airport and arrives in Rhu Ellan Court. Typically 15 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 28m
Fastest journey time:
2h 10m
Services per week:
15
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:55
Last service departs at:
20:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu bus, walk and train schedules

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) → Rhu
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The cost-effective way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu is to drive, which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 8m.

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The distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Rhu is 36 miles. The road distance is 56 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 38m and costs £10 - £22.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu.

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  • Distance: 36 miles
  • Duration: 2h 38m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Rhu via Glasgow Central, Charing Cross (Glasgow), Helensburgh Central, and Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square in around 2h 58m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Helensburgh Central
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £14
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£10 - £14
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
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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Rhu
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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