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Prestwick Airport Mini Guide

Prestwick Airport was the original airport for Glasgow and opened in 1934. After many successful decades it was superseded by Glasgow International Airport, closer to the city. The advent of budget airlines meant that it could become the low cost option for Glasgow bound travellers but it also means that the highlights of the west coast are easily and cheaply accessible by hire car.  Transport to Glasgow centre is very efficient with a train service accessed by Prestwick’s own station, reached by walkway over the A79 from the terminal building. The only other option worth considering is to hire a car if you’re looking to explore outside the city.
 

Cheapest car hire at Prestwick Airport

Compact

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.60 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 494.22 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 169.44 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 1186.11 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Seat Arona

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 175.37 EUR/day
Seat Arona

7 Days rental at 1227.61 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

*daily rates in Prestwick Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

  • Prestwick Airport car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Prestwick Airport including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from EUROPCAR.

Useful to know about Prestwick Airport

  • Prestwick is Scotland’s largest airport but not its busiest - only 681,715 people used it last year.
  • Prestwick Airport is the only place in the UK where Elvis Presley set foot.
  • The airport was originally built and owned by two Scottish aviators who were the first to fly over Mount Everest.
  • Ryanair is by far the biggest user of Prestwick Airport after many airlines transferred to Glasgow International when it opened.
  • The airport is 34 miles away from Glasgow and closer to the city of Ayr.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Prestwick Airport

Best car rental companies in Prestwick Airport

8.9
No.1: ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN,
based on 509 reviews
90
90
80
80
90
18 min (average wait time)
8.1
No.2: ENTERPRISE,
based on 911 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
18 min (average wait time)
7.8
No.3: EUROPCAR,
based on 4064 reviews
80
80
60
70
80
15 min (average wait time)

Prestwick Airport car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN RENTAL
  • € 494.20
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 70.60
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 3
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Opel Crossland X
  • 3
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Prestwick Airport

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire at Prestwick Airport

How much does car hire at Prestwick Airport cost?

Car hire at Prestwick Airport costs as little as €70.60 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Compact class vehicle is €138.50 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €175.40 per day from EUROPCAR for a Seat Arona.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Prestwick Airport?

1 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Prestwick Airport, including ENTERPRISE, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental at Prestwick Airport?

None of the car hire companies at Prestwick Airport are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent at Prestwick Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN RENTAL has the highest customer rating for car hire at Prestwick Airport with a score of 8.9/10

with Enterprise Corporate rated second best with a score of 8.1/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car at Prestwick Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire at Prestwick Airport is €494.22 per week from ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at Prestwick Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at Prestwick Airport is ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN, with prices for a Compact class car such as the Opel Astra available from as little as €494.20 per week.

How much is fuel at Prestwick Airport?

You can expect to pay €2.056/ltr of petrol and €2.171/ltr of diesel at Prestwick Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available at Prestwick Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire at Prestwick Airport with leading car hire companies such as ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN, EUROPCAR as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire at Prestwick Airport?

We can arrange Compact rental cars at Prestwick Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car at Prestwick Airport?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire at Prestwick Airport, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car at Prestwick Airport is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire at Prestwick Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at Prestwick Airport at the moment, however ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN rates start from just €494.20 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €494.20 from ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN in Ayr or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week at Prestwick Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at Prestwick Airport is €494.20 per week with an average price of €969.50 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about car hire agents at Prestwick Airport

Most popular car hire companies at Prestwick Airport

  • Europcar (tel: 4403713843420)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 4403713843420)
  • Arnold clark car & van (tel: 01292 270037)
  • Enterprise (tel: 01292-619123)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at Prestwick Airport

  • Europcar (UNIT 3 BOUNDARY ROAD, AYR, KA8 9DJ)
  • Keddy by europcar (UNIT 3 BOUNDARY ROAD, AYR, KA8 9DJ, Ayrshire)
  • Arnold clark car & van (146 PRESTWICK ROAD, Ayr)
  • Enterprise (7A WHITFIELD DRIVE, HEATHFIELD IND EST, AYR, KA8 9RX, Strathclyde, SCT)

Car hire company reviews at Prestwick Airport

  • ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN RENTAL: Rated 8.9/10 from 119 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 8.1/10 from 312 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.8/10 from 1151 reviews
  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 7.5/10 from 379 reviews

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