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Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

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Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

I'll be arriving at Glasgow Prestwick Airport from Malta on 11.50pm night and need to get to Leeds(england). None of the buses or trains seem to be working at that time...what should I do?

do they let me wait inside the airport until about 6am when the trains to leeds actually start?!

cant afford to stay at a hotel or take a taxi

Help!

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1. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

According to the ever so helpful website sleepinginairports.net it's possible to spend the night at Prestwick. Seems to be some couches available and also some padded benches without armrests in the arrivals hall you can sleep on.

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2. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

There's a late bus

glasgowprestwick.com/to-and-from-prestwick/b…

The bus will wait up to 30 minutes after the scheduled departure time for pre-booked passengers, ie until 00.29

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3. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

I'm guessing that in order to get to Leeds you first need to get to Glasgow? In which case book the bus late bus that Bobelinks mentioned.

According to the website www.nationalrail.co.uk the first train that will get you to leeds leaves glasgow central at 4.28am. If it were me I'd get the late bus from prestwick airport to Glasgow, find a late venue in the city where you can stay warm and have a drink or a cuppa, then head over and catch that early train from Glasgow Central. What do you think?

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4. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

I really need to ask why you are flying into Prestwick when you want to go to Leeds.

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5. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

If it is anything to do with a certain Irish airline perhaps Prestwick is now designated "Leeds North" airport?

However is it a very roundabout route.

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6. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

thanks...i'm getting there as it was the cheapest flight possible but still was £110!

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7. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

Ah well - hope you get sorted.

Cheap flights are not necessarily the best.

You are a long way from your destination, and in a different country as well.

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8. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

There is I believe a Megabus service from Glasgow Buchanan street to Manchester that departs at around 4.15am weekdays. Book far enough in advance and single fare will be under £10.

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9. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

Last time I checked Scotland was part of the United Kingdom. To suggest otherwise might serve to confuse overseas visitors. Heck you're confusing me;)

Hope your journey goes smoothly planet9. Do let us know how you get on.

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10. Re: Arriving at Prestwick Airport at 11.50pm night...bus?!

Last time I checked Scotland (where the arrival airport is) was not England (where the required destination is)

Nowhere did I suggest that Scotland was not part of the UK.

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