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Sleeping in Glasgow Prestwick Airport

sleeping in glasgow prestwick airport

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Glasgow Prestwick Airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Sleeping in Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Locations & Seating

This small airport has a decent amount of seating. Travellers have reported spending the night at a seating area near the landside Starbucks. Grab a booth, loveseat, or full-size couch for comfortable rest.

Rest Zones

At the time of this update, there are no designated rest zones within the airport.


glasgow prestwick airport hotelsPrefer some privacy and comfort? If you want a good, solid sleep before an early morning flight, there are nearby hotels or guest houses. See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Prestwick Airport.


glasgow prestwick airport loungesThere are no pay-to-use lounges at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Airport Conditions

If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Temperature: Expect the airport to cool down at night, with air conditioning running and fewer people inside.
  • Noise: Even as overnight flights slow down or stop entirely, the airport may still run announcements, and cleaning crews may make the rounds, so anticipate some noise.
  • Lighting: The airport may stay bright thanks to around-the-clock lights, but certain corners may be dimly lit.

Arrive prepared! We recommend earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones, an extra layer of warmth, eyeshades, or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.

Food & Drink

As no 24-hour food concessions are available, you will need to stock up on food and water before the eateries close for the night, often by 5:00 PM.


Unfortunately, there are no showers available to freshen up.

Security & Safety

The few travellers who have reviewed sleeping here reported feeling safe. It seems that airport staff are pretty tolerant of overnight travellers. Security may wake you around 6:00 AM to make sure you don’t have an early flight or to alert you that restaurants are beginning to open.

However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

Pro-tip: If you sleep in the public zone, don’t be surprised if you receive an early morning wake-up call. Security is known to make the rounds, waking people up as travellers arrive for morning flights.

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