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There are 4 ways to get from Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
  2. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms

3 alternative options

Line 52 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 52 bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Dalmellington, Croft Street
  2. Take the bus from Dalmellington, Croft Street to Castle Douglas, Jubille Terrace

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Dumfries
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms

Drive

  1. Drive from Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet

Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet by bus

The bus journey time between Ayr and Gatehouse of Fleet is around 5h 53m and covers a distance of around 98 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 49m. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 37m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach West Scotland, the Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet bus service departs from Ayr, Bus Station and arrives in Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Typically 27 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
3h 3m
Layover time:
2h 49m
Total time:
5h 53m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
3h 37m
Bus distance:
98 miles
Buses per week:
27
Cheapest price:
£11
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:25
Last bus departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Gatehouse of Fleet. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station and arriving at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms via Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 47m.

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The distance between Ayr and Gatehouse of Fleet is 44 miles. The road distance is 59 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet without a car is to bus which takes 3h 47m and costs £10 - £24.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet, including transfers.

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Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Ayr, Bus Station.

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Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Gatehouse of Fleet. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 44.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 47m

What companies run services between Ayr, Scotland and Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Ayr to Gatehouse of Fleet via Stranraer, Port Rodie and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal in around 3h 47m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Kilmarnock to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Dalmellington, Croft Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Dalmellington, Croft Street to Castle Douglas, Jubille Terrace
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
McCalls Coaches

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