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

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

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Train  •  4h 27m

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

$53 - $71

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Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre 263
  2. Take the bus from Seagate Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station X7 / ...

$14 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station G9 / ...

$27 - $53

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Ayr to Aberdeen 181.8 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  6h 11m

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

$77 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Aberdeen is to bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 7h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Aberdeen is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Aberdeen station. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ayr to Aberdeen. However, there are services departing from Ayr and arriving at Aberdeen via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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The distance between Ayr and Aberdeen is 152 miles. The road distance is 181.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Aberdeen without a car is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs £40 - £55.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from Ayr to Aberdeen, including transfers.

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

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Ayr to Aberdeen train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Ayr station.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Aberdeen is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs £40 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £45 and takes 4h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 152.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 27m

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

You can take a train from Ayr to Aberdeen via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 4h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Aberdeen via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4h 27m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Southampton
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $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 Ayr, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen, Scotland
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
National Express
Bus from Dundee, Scotland to Aberdeen, Scotland
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Aberdeen Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Ayr to Aberdeen train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Aberdeen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Aberdeen is 182 miles. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Ayr to Aberdeen.

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

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There are 349+ hotels available in Aberdeen. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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