There are 6 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  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Motherwell, High Road X11

$13 - $17

4 alternative options

Train via Glasgow Central  •  1 h 32 min

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

$18 - $56

Line 4 bus, bus  •  2 h 43 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

$20 - $21

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 costs £60 - £75 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Motherwell. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) and arriving at Motherwell, High Road via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 34 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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The distance between Ayr and Motherwell is 34 miles. The road distance is 43.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Motherwell without a car is to train which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £12 - £16.

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

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Motherwell.
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  • Distance: 33.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

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 Buchanan Bus Station in around 1 h 34 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
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Glasgow Central to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Citadel Place to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
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
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ayr to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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