There are 7 ways to get from Ayr to Motherwell by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Motherwell

$16 - $21

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Fenwick, Glaister Bridge (A719) X77
  2. Take the bus from Fenwick, Glaister Bridge (A719) to Buchanan Bus Station X77
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Motherwell, High Road X11

$11 - $14

5 alternative options

Train via Glasgow Central  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$18 - $56

Train via Glasgow Central #2  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Motherwell

$19 - $24

Line 4 bus, bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Ayr, Citadel Place to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Hamilton, Bus Station (Hamilton Bus Station) X16

$12 - $14

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ayr to Motherwell 43.8 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Motherwell 43.8 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Motherwell is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Motherwell is to taxi which takes 50 min and costs £60 - £75.

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The distance between Ayr and Motherwell is 54 km. The road distance is 70 km.

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The train from Ayr to Motherwell takes 1 h 24 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr to Motherwell. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) and arriving at Motherwell, High Road via Fenwick, Glaister Bridge (A719) and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ayr and arriving at Motherwell. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

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

ScotRail operates a train from Ayr to Motherwell 5 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 1 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Motherwell via Fenwick, Glaister Bridge (A719) and Buchanan Bus Station in around 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Fenwick, Glaister Bridge (A719)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fenwick, Glaister Bridge (A719) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Citadel Place to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Hamilton, Bus Station (Hamilton Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ayr to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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