There are 5 ways to get from Ayr to Largs by train, bus, ferry, taxi 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  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Kilwinning
  2. Take the train from Kilwinning to Largs

$10 - $14

Cheapest option

Line 585 bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 585 bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) 585
  2. Take the line 585 bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) to Largs, School Wynd 585 / ...

$9 - $11

3 alternative options

Ferry  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ayr Compass Pier to Largs Ferry Terminal Wav

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ayr to Largs 30.6 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Largs 30.6 miles

$6 - $10

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

You can take a train from Ayr to Largs via Kilwinning in around 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Largs via Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) in around 1 h 58 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Kilwinning
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Train from Kilwinning to Largs
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) to Largs, School Wynd
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Paddle Steamer Waverley
Phone
+44 845 130 4647
Email
info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Website
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Ayr Compass Pier to Largs Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ayr to Largs
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ayr to Largs?

The distance between Ayr and Largs is 40 km. The road distance is 49 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ayr to Largs?

The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Largs is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ayr to Largs?

The quickest way to get from Ayr to Largs is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs £45 - £55.

Is there a direct train between Ayr and Largs?

No, there is no direct train from Ayr to Largs. However, there are services departing from Ayr and arriving at Largs via Kilwinning. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

Is there a direct bus between Ayr and Largs?

No, there is no direct bus from Ayr to Largs. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) and arriving at Largs, School Wynd via Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

Is there a direct ferry between Ayr and Largs?

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Ayr Compass Pier and arriving at Largs Ferry Terminal. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Ayr to Largs?

It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Ayr to Largs, including transfers.