Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK)
Car Hire / Rental
Serving more than two million passengers a year, a figure that is steadily rising, Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) is one of Scotland's fasting growing airports. Although most passengers are UK residents travelling to holiday destinations with budget carriers, thousands of tourists and business people also arrive every week to visit Ayr and Glasgow. Car rental companies available at Prestwick are listed below.
Four major car rental companies have offices in the main Arrivals Hall and they all offer prompt, on-the-spot service. However, it is recommended that you book in advance to avoid possible disappointment during the busiest periods. A range of maps of this part of Scotland are supplied by the car rental companies upon request.
Speed limits in Glasgow, Scotland
Urban areas: 48 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 64 kph / 40 mph
Towns and residential areas: 32 kph / 20 mph
Motorways / highways: 112 kph / 70 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Glasgow and Scotland
As with Scotland and the whole of the United Kingdom, when hiring a car at Prestwick Airport, always drive on the left-hand side of the road, giving way to those approaching from the right. Many scenic stretches and rural roads can be found outside of Glasgow, providing an appealing contrast to the heavy traffic in the city centre. In some remote areas and country lanes, the roads becomes a single track, with various passes placed along the way.
As you would expect, there are a number of multi-storey car parks in the very heart of Glasgow, such as NCP garages, including one particularly popular NCP car park along Howard Street. During busy periods, spaces can become scarce and most are charged either per hour or per day, being operated by Glasgow City Council. Further car parks can be found close to the cathedral, along Centre Street, Dunlop Street and High Street. Parking spaces are also available at the St. Enoch Shopping Centre along Argyle Street.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) Car Rental Companies
The following is a list of car rental firms that have offices at Prestwick Airport:
- Avis Auto Rental
- National Rent-a-Car
Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) Car Rental