There are 5 ways to get from Aberdeen to Ayr by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$59 - $74

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Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station M9 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 923

$37 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride M92
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station X27 / ...

$54 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Ayr 181.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Glasgow (GLA) ABZ - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr

$83 - $332

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Ayr station. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) via Broxden, Park and Ride and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Ayr is 152 miles. The road distance is 181.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Aberdeen to Ayr, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Ayr is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Aberdeen Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Aberdeen to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street).

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Ayr is 182 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Aberdeen to Ayr.

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easyJet, Aer Lingus, Loganair and three other airlines offer flights from Aberdeen Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 152.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Ayr, Scotland?

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Ayr via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court (Buchanan Street), Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Ayr via Broxden, Park and Ride and Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 17 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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