Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Glasgow Prestwick Airport

sleeping in glasgow prestwick airportWhether you are an experienced airport sleeper or new to the game, this sleep guide will give you the essential information to better prepare you for sleeping in Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Our guide is updated with the help of airport sleepers who tell us about their experiences at Glasgow Prestwick Airport. If you have a tip to share, write a review to help us keep this sleep guide up-to-date!

This guide was last updated: 2 October 2019. Read the latest traveller reviews.

Sleeping inside Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Locations & Seating

Airport Sleep GuideThis small airport has a decent amount of seating. The travellers who’ve reported on spending the night particularly like the seating area near the pre-Security 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.

Airport Environment

At the time of this update, we have not received reports from travellers related to the overall terminal environment, such as temperature, lighting, and noise. In general, here are some good expectations:

  • 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, and eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.

Pro-tip: If you chose a spot near any eateries, keep in mind that the staff arrive early and they can get pretty loud in the kitchen.

Showers

Unfortunately, there are no showers available to freshen up.

Food & Drink

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

Security & Safety

The few travellers who have reviewed sleeping here reported feeling safe. It seems that airport staff are quite 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.

As a precaution, here are a few tips to ensure you have a safe airport sleeping experience:

  • Know Where Security is Located. Whether you are sleeping in the airport by yourself or with friends, it is good to know where security is. Know where their office is located and look for video cameras in the spot you decide to stay the night. Ask security where it is safe to spend the night. They’ve probably seen many airport sleepers before you and they will direct you to a safe spot.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you are travelling alone we recommend that you sleep near other travellers. If you are sleeping in the public zone, make sure they are actual travellers and not homeless people – it is sometimes hard to tell in certain airports.
  • Hide Your Valuables. Don’t leave all your mobile devices out in plain view. We have received reports from people who woke up with earphones and no ipod and a laptop bag strap and no laptop bag (or laptop). Same goes with important documents and money. Keep these secure on your body, so that no one can get them without waking you up.
  • Secure Your Bags. If you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something. If your bags have zippers turn the bag upside down (zippers to the floor) or sleep with your bag up against the wall, so that it would be hard for someone to access.
  • Choose to Stay Alert. If you don’t feel safe, drink coffee and stay awake and be alert. You can always sleep on the plane!

Pro-tip: If you are sleeping 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 begin to arrive for morning flights.

Lounges

There are no pay-to-enter lounges at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Hotels

Prefer some privacy and comfort? If you would like a good solid sleep between flights, you’ll have to leave the airport behind and head to a nearby hotel or guest house. See our Glasgow Prestwick Airport Guide for details and locations.

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