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There are 5 ways to get from Ayr to Loch Ness by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$43 - $63

Cheapest option

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Halbeath, Kingdom Services 263
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$32 - $45

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Train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  3. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$54 - $92

Train, night train, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Spean Bridge
  3. Take the bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm 919 / ...

$48 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Loch Ness 183.4 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Loch Ness is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 8 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm via Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Ayr and Loch Ness is 128 miles. The road distance is 183.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Loch Ness without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Ayr to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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Ayr to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Loch Ness is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £75 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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Ayr to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Loch Ness is 183 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Ayr to Loch Ness.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Loch Ness.
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  • Distance: 127.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

What companies run services between Ayr, Scotland and Loch Ness, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Ayr to Loch Ness via Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station in around 6 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ayr to Loch Ness via Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Renfield Street, Glasgow, Dundas Street, Glasgow Queen Street, Perth, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 7 h 19 min.

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 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
LNER
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Spean Bridge
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Halbeath, Kingdom Services
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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