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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$151 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr to Preston, Lancashire National Express
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 63) to Queen Square Bus Station X2

$29 - $39

9 alternative options

Line 42 bus, train  •  6 h 28 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 - $154

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Liverpool University National Express / ...

$36 - $48

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Liverpool 214.9 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Glasgow, fly to Liverpool  •  5 h 40 min

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

$48 - $268

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 59 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

$75 - $312

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 50 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

$93 - $279

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$80 - $226

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  7 h 3 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 Derby to Crewe
  4. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street

$81 - $279

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

$108 - $313

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 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Liverpool via Fenwick, Glaister Bridge (A719), Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, and Manchester in around 8 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
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 Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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 East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
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
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
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 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Derry
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
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 Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Auchinleck to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
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
$130 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $95
Train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $45
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 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
59 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 - $55
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
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 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Liverpool University
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Ayr to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 63) to Queen Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ayr to Liverpool?

The distance between Ayr and Liverpool is 252 km. The road distance is 344 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Liverpool is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 8 h 51 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Ayr to Liverpool is to drive which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £30 - £50.

Is there a direct train between Ayr and Liverpool?

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 11 min.

Is there a direct bus between Ayr and Liverpool?

No, there is no direct bus from Ayr to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) and arriving at Liverpool University via Fenwick, Glaister Bridge (A719), Glasgow and Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Ayr to Liverpool, including transfers.