There are 11 ways to get from Ayr to Liverpool by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western

$140 - $217

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Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool University 060

$37 - $50

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Line 42 bus, train  •  6 h 17 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 Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Preston
  4. Take the train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street

$77 - $144

Bus, train  •  7 h 33 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 Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Preston
  4. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Queen Square Bus Station X2

$79 - $139

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Liverpool 214.9 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$74 - $311

Train to Glasgow, fly to Liverpool  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL) GLA - LPL

$47 - $267

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$80 - $227

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

$92 - $268

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

$108 - $304

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Stafford to Liverpool Lime Street

$115 - $325

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) and arriving at Liverpool University via Glasgow and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ayr to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Ayr and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via Glasgow Central and Wigan North Western. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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The distance between Ayr and Liverpool is 158 miles. The road distance is 214.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Ayr to Liverpool, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ayr to Liverpool is to train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Ayr to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool University station.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 157.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

What companies run services between Ayr, Scotland and Liverpool, England?

You can take a train from Ayr to Liverpool via Glasgow Central and Wigan North Western in around 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Liverpool via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Newquay
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Auchinleck to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $29
Train from New Cumnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $26
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Stafford to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Stafford to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
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 20 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
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Queen Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
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
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool University
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Ayr to Liverpool train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Wigan North Western station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Liverpool is 215 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to drive from Ayr to Liverpool.

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