There are 5 ways to get from Ayr to Dumfries 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  •  2 h 31 min

$22 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 20 min

  1. National Express

$13 - $18

3 alternative options

Line 42 bus, train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. 42 / ...

$18 - $23

Bus Stagecoach West  •  3 h 19 min

  1. 923
  2. X74

$22 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. 57.6 miles

$12 - $18

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 31 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
26 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
$16 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $20
Train from Auchinleck to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Auchinleck, Well Road
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ayr and Dumfries is 78 km. The road distance is 92 km.

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

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

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 31 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ayr and arriving at Dumfries, Scotland. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Ayr to Dumfries, including transfers.