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There are 4 ways to get from Ayr to Cairngorms National Park by train, bus or night train

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 via Perth  •  5h 33m

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

$41 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel G10

$38 - $59

2 alternative options

Train  •  6h 8m

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

$56 - $77

Bus, night train  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station X36 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Stirling to Aviemore

$41 - $71

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Cairngorms National Park is to bus which costs £28 - £50 and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Cairngorms National Park is to train which costs £30 - £55 and takes 5h 33m.

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The distance between Ayr and Cairngorms National Park is 117 miles.

The best way to get from Ayr to Cairngorms National Park without a car is to train which takes 5h 33m and costs £30 - £55.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Ayr to Cairngorms National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Cairngorms National Park is to train which takes 5h 33m and costs £30 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £50 and takes 5h 59m.

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There are 176+ hotels available in Cairngorms National Park. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Cairngorms National Park.
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  • Distance: 116.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Ayr, Scotland and Cairngorms National Park, Scotland?

You can take a train from Ayr to Cairngorms National Park via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Perth, and Aviemore in around 5h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Cairngorms National Park via Buchanan Bus Station, Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore, Station, and Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park in around 5h 59m.

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 Perth
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Perth to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Perth to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$20 - $30
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Stirling to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
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 Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 Stirling, Scotland
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express

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