Scotland is well serviced with transport links and their relation to Ayrshire, the base for the World Masters Golf Championship, is outlined below for your reference. We also include links to relevant websites that you might find useful when planning your travel.
Scotland has three airports (Prestwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh) in the central belt of the country and all are within easy reach of Ayrshire and its wonderful golf courses and accommodation. Low cost flights and an increase in direct long haul flights have made Scotland and Ayrshire easier to get to than ever before.
Prestwick Airport is in the heart of Ayrshire and has a number of flights from European airports directly adjacent to the World Masters Golf Championship venues.
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Glasgow airport is very close to the World Masters Golf Championship venues, being less than a 30 minute drive away. It is serviced by many airlines with direct international flights and/or transfers from major hubs such as Amsterdam Schiphol or London Heathrow.
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Travel from Glasgow Airport
Join the M8 motorway eastbound towards Glasgow city centre and Edinburgh
Exit the M8 at junction 24
Follow signs for the M77/A77 towards Prestwick Airport and Kilmarnock
Edinburgh airport on the east of the country, like Glasgow, offers many options for direct flights or transfer from major airport hubs. It is further away from the World Masters Golf Championship venues, but the less than 90 minute drive time is still very workable should your best flight option be to arrive in Edinburgh.
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Travel from Edinburgh Airport
Take the M8 motorway westbound through Glasgow until you see signs for the M77
Take the M77/A77 southbound signposted to Kilmarnock and Prestwick Airport
In addition to flying, visitors from Ireland and Northern Ireland can make use of the ferry connections from Belfast and Larne to Cairnryan on Ayrshire’s doorstep and there is also a seasonal high-speed service from Larne to Troon.
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The road system to and from Ayrshire is excellent and the venues are easy to drive to – whether doing that from a distance or hiring a car while at the event.
Ayrshire benefits from easy access from the main motorway network in Scotland and the north of England – and with the M77 and M74 extensions it’s now possible to travel to the very heart of Ayrshire’s golfing country on nothing but motorway from Edinburgh, Glasgow and every major departure linked to the M6.
The ferry ports from Ireland are served by the A77 and the trip north is around an hour for many parts of Ayrshire.
There are regular coach services from Glasgow to the major towns in Ayrshire and a reliable network of local bus services within Ayrshire and on the islands of Arran and Cumbrae.
As part of your player pack, guidelines for how to find each venue used will be provided to ensure you can easily navigate your way around. The golf courses and hotels available are spread throughout the Ayrshire region and every effort has been made in our hotel descriptions to estimate the normal travel time to the courses being played. You will require to have access to a car for the event. Europcar has been selected as the rental car partner for the World Masters Golf Championship and details can be found here.
Train services are also excellent should that be your preferred mode of transport with the nearest major station being Glasgow Central. From Glasgow there are services travelling regularly every day to Ayrshire. It is worth remembering that many of the courses the World Masters Golf Championship is being played over were developed along the railway line to facilitate quick and easy access to the courses for members at that time. Trains run on twice hourly schedules to Ayr and Kilmarnock and all stops in between.
To search details of train options please follow the link here