|Prestwick - Travel Information
Getting around (and to) Prestwick
Traveling around Prestwick is relatively easy by car, especially
as the M8 runs right through the heart of the city. Parking is not
a problem either. There are sufficient street meters and 24-hour
multi-storey car parks dotted around the center, at the St Enoch
Center, Mitchell Street, Oswald Street, Waterloo Street and Cambridge
By Underground Locals
Underground Locals warmly referred as the 'Clockwork Orange', serve
one circular route with 15 stops. All the trains are bright orange.
It is easy to travel by and there is a flat-rate fare of £0.90
per journey. You can buy the Discovery ticket, which offers unlimited
travel for one day for £1.60 after 0930 Monday-Saturday and
all day Sunday. Trains run approximately every four minutes during
peak times and every six to eight minutes at other times. Trains
run from 0635 until 2310 Monday-Saturday and from 1100 until 1750
on Sunday. The Roundabout Glasgow ticket covers all Underground
and train transport in and around the city for one day and costs
£3.50 (child £1.75). The ticket also gives a £1.50
discount on a city bus tour. It is valid Monday-Friday after 0900
and all day at weekends. There is also a Day-tripper ticket, which
gives unlimited travel on all transport networks throughout Glasgow,
the Clyde Coast, and Clyde Valley. It is valid for one day.
The Glasgow Central mainline station connects to all destinations
south of the Clyde, including to Greenock (for ferries to Dunoon),
Wemyss Bay (for ferries to Rothesay), Ardrossan (for ferries to
Arran) and to Prestwick airport.
There is a low-level station below Central station, which connects
the southeast of the city with the northwest. This cross-city line
serves the SECC and a branch runs north to Milngavie, at the start
of the West Highland Way. There is also a line from Queen Street
station, which runs west all the way to Helensburgh, via Partick
and Dumbarton. Branches of this line run to Balloch, at the south
end of Loch Lomond, and to Milngavie.
First Glasgow and Arriva provide various bus services around the
city. Full details of bus routes and timetables are available from
the Travel Centre in St Enoch Square. Short trips in the city start
from £0.80. Traveling by buses, make sure you have the exact
change. After midnight, until 0400-0430, there is a limited night
bus service (more frequent at weekends).
Taxis are abundant and plausibly priced and can be hailed from anywhere
in the city. Taxi ranks are located at Central and Queen Street
train stations and Buchanan bus station, and outside Curlers on
Byres Road. TOA (Taxi Owner's Association) is one of the many cab
operators serving 24 hours a day on T4297070. They also run city
tours. You can call them at any time of the day or night and book
your car. Minimum fare around the city center is approximately £2.5.
The taxi rank is located at the front of the terminal building,
a short walk from UK arrivals.