Prestwick Town railway station

Coordinates: 55°30′07″N 4°36′51″W / 55.5020°N 4.6143°W / 55.5020; -4.6143
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Prestwick Town

Scottish Gaelic: Baile Phreastabhaig[1]
National Rail
General information
LocationPrestwick, South Ayrshire
Coordinates55°30′07″N 4°36′51″W / 55.5020°N 4.6143°W / 55.5020; -4.6143
Grid referenceNS349262
Managed byScotRail
Other information
Station codePTW
Key dates
5 August 1839Opened as Prestwick
September 1994Renamed Prestwick Town
2018/19Decrease 0.409 million
2019/20Decrease 0.384 million
2020/21Decrease 52,984
2021/22Increase 0.186 million
2022/23Increase 0.212 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Prestwick Town railway station is a railway station serving the town of Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line. Originally known only as Prestwick, it was one of the original stations on the Ayr to Irvine portion of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway opened in August 1839.

Prestwick Town is one of the few stations on the Ayrshire Coast Line that remains staffed (the ticket office being staffed part-time, seven days per week - Monday - Saturday 06:35 - 17:50, Sunday 09:10 - 16:50). Facilities include a medium-sized car park and a café is present in the station building itself.[2]

The ticket office at Prestwick Town has recently been refurbished, and now includes a height-adjustable ticket desk and automatic doors. Smartcard validators have been installed at the entrances to both platforms. Step-free access is only available on platform 2, as the opposite platform is only reachable via a stepped footbridge or steep ramp from the nearby road.


The station has a basic service to Glasgow Central and Ayr of four trains per hour Mon-Sat (with a few weekday peak extras). Of these, two serve all stations to Paisley Gilmour Street en route, whilst the others run fast north of Kilwinning. Certain Kilmarnock - Ayr - Stranraer services also stop here. On Sundays, there is a half-hourly service each way to Glasgow and Ayr.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Newton-on-Ayr   ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Prestwick International Airport
Ayr   ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Historical railways  
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Line open; station closed
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
  Connection with GPK&AR
at Falkland Junction


  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Prestwick Town". Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  3. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2017