Prestwick International Airport

Location type


Names and dates

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (1994-2005)
Prestwick International Airport (2005-)

Station code: PRA National Rail ScotRail
Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.
Opened on the Monkton and Annbank Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).
Open on the Glasgow to Ayr and Stranraer.


This station was opened for Glasgow Prestwick Airport which is to the immediate east and connected to the station by a long elevated covered walkway.

The station is unusual as it is owned by the airport, not a railway company.

To the west of the station is Prestwick Golf Club but there is no direct access.

Although the airport was established in the 1930s and became a modern airport in the 1960s the station was not opened until 1994. It was built on the site of the former Monkton Junction which remained in use until 1973, the last use being to serve the Auchencruive 4,5,6,7 (Glenburn) colliery.

To the north was Monkton station, closed in 1940. The site being close to the Monkton Sidings used to deliver oil to the airport.

Note: date of change of name uncertain, 2005 is assumed as the time of major renovation at the airport.


Glasgow Prestwick Airport



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67