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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 52 min

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

$57 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  5 h 18 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 / ...

$38 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberdeen, Music Hall (Huntly Street) to Seagate Bus Station X7
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street) 263

$48 - $51

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Ayr 181.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  5 h 57 min

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

$90 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Ayr is to bus which costs £28 - £45 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Ayr is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 7 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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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Aberdeen to Ayr, including transfers.

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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, Buchanan Bus Station and Fenwick, Stewarton Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Ayr via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Ayr via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central in around 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Ayr via Broxden, Park and Ride, Buchanan Bus Station, and Fenwick, Stewarton Road in around 5 h 18 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 Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Lerwick, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
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
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 25 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Lerwick, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, 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 34 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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Stagecoach UK
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street)
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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