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

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Dumfries

$21 - $27

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Line 42 bus, train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 42 bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Auchinleck, Well Road 42 / ...
  2. Take the train from Auchinleck to Dumfries

$20 - $25

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Bus, train  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to New Cumnock, Polquheys Road 43 / ...
  2. Take the train from New Cumnock to Dumfries

$20 - $24

Bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) X74

$36 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Dumfries 57.6 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Dumfries is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Dumfries is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) and arriving at Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ayr to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Ayr and arriving at Dumfries via Kilmarnock. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Ayr and Dumfries is 49 miles. The road distance is 57.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Dumfries without a car is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs £16 - £21.

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from Ayr to Dumfries, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ayr to Dumfries is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs £16 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £31 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Ayr to Dumfries via Kilmarnock in around 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Dumfries via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 19 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Train from Kilmarnock to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Auchinleck to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Train from New Cumnock to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Auchinleck, Well Road
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to New Cumnock, Polquheys Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Ayr to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Dumfries is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Ayr to Dumfries.

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