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There are 4 ways to get from Ayr to Machrihanish by bus, ferry or car

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Line 585 bus, ferry

  1. Take the line 585 bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Ardrossan, Hill Street
  2. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Campbeltown Ferry Terminal

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Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Campbeltown Ferry Terminal

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus

Drive

  1. Drive from Ayr to Machrihanish

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Machrihanish is to line 585 bus and ferry which costs £11 - £17 and takes 6h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Ayr to Machrihanish is to drive which takes 3h 26m and costs £50 - £75.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Machrihanish. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station and arriving at Machrihanish, Turning Area via Buchanan Bus Station and Campbeltown, Bus Terminus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 43m.

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The distance between Ayr and Machrihanish is 43 miles. The road distance is 170.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Machrihanish without a car is to line 585 bus and ferry which takes 6h 15m and costs £11 - £17.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Ayr to Machrihanish, including transfers.

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Ayr to Machrihanish bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Ayr, Bus Station.

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Ayr to Machrihanish bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Campbeltown, Bus Terminus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Machrihanish is 171 miles. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Ayr to Machrihanish.

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There are six+ hotels available in Machrihanish. Prices start at £87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Machrihanish.
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  • Distance: 43.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

You can take a bus from Ayr to Machrihanish via Buchanan Bus Station and Campbeltown, Bus Terminus in around 7h 43m.

Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Ardrossan, Hill Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
£8 - £12
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators

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