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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Stow

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Bus via Glasgow

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Citadel Place to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Haymarket Station
  3. Take the bus from South Side, Bernard Terrace to Lauder, The Avenue

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Lauder, The Avenue

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Lauder, The Avenue

Drive

  1. Drive from Ayr to Lauder

Ayr to Lauder by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Ayr and Lauder is around 4h 18m and covers a distance of around 116 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 2m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Caledonian Sleeper and Borders Buses, the Ayr to Lauder service departs from Ayr and arrives in Lauder, The Avenue. Typically 99 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

99 Weekly Services
4h 18m Average Duration
£23 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Lauder is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Lauder is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Lauder. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station and arriving at Lauder, The Avenue via Old Town, North Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Ayr and Lauder is 76 miles. The road distance is 104.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Lauder without a car is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs £35 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m to get from Ayr to Lauder, including transfers.

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Ayr to Lauder bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Ayr, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Lauder is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs £35 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £29 and takes 4h 32m.

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Ayr to Lauder bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Lauder, The Avenue station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Lauder is 105 miles. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Ayr to Lauder.

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  • Distance: 76.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 34m

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

You can take a train from Ayr to Lauder via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh, and Stow in around 3h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Lauder via Edinburgh, Bus Station and Old Town, North Bridge in around 4h 32m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Stow
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £17
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£13 - £17
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Lauder, The Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Borders Buses
Bus from South Side, Bernard Terrace to Lauder, The Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Borders Buses
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Haymarket Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Citadel Place to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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