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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 50 min

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

$57 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) to Buchanan Bus Station G10

$39 - $54

3 alternative options

Train via Perth  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Aviemore to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$52 - $73

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) to Halbeath, Park & Ride M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Kingdom Services to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street) 263

$52 - $62

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Aviemore to Ayr 175.6 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a train from Aviemore to Ayr via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Aviemore to Ayr every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aviemore to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Train from Aviemore to Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Virgin Trains East Coast
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Kingdom Services to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Aviemore to Ayr?

The distance between Aviemore and Ayr is 198 km. The road distance is 281 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Aviemore to Ayr?

The cheapest way to get from Aviemore to Ayr is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3 h 7 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Aviemore to Ayr?

The quickest way to get from Aviemore to Ayr is to drive which takes 3 h 7 min and costs £26 - £40.

Is there a direct train between Aviemore and Ayr?

No, there is no direct train from Aviemore to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Aviemore and arriving at Ayr via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

Is there a direct bus between Aviemore and Ayr?

No, there is no direct bus from Aviemore to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) via Buchanan Bus Station and Fenwick, Stewarton Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

How long does it take to get from Aviemore to Ayr?

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