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There are 6 ways to get from Ayr to Motherwell by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Motherwell

$16 - $21

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station X16

$10 - $14

4 alternative options

Train via Glasgow Central  •  1h 28m

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

$14 - $28

Taxi  •  50m

  1. Take a taxi from Ayr to Motherwell 43.8 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  50m

  1. Drive from Ayr to Motherwell 43.8 miles

$9 - $14

Uber  •  50m

  1. Take an Uber from Ayr to Motherwell 43.8 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Motherwell. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station and arriving at Motherwell, Watson Street via Hamilton, Leechlee Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ayr and arriving at Motherwell. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 13m.

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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 1h 13m and costs £12 - £16.

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The train from Ayr to Motherwell takes 1h 13m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Ayr to Motherwell bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station.

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Ayr to Motherwell train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Ayr station.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Motherwell is to train which takes 1h 13m and costs £12 - £16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £11 and takes 2h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Motherwell.
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  • Distance: 33.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 13m

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 1h 13m. Alternatively, Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Ayr to Motherwell hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1h 37m.

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
1h 13m
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
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Glasgow Central to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$1 - $3
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$1 - $3
Off-Peak Day Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Uber Glasgow
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Ayr to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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Assist
$60 - $90
UberX
$60 - $90
UberXL
$95 - $130
Exec
$110 - $160
Taxi from Ayr to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
50m
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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Ayr to Motherwell bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Hamilton, Bus Station.

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Ayr to Motherwell train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Motherwell station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Motherwell is 44 miles. It takes approximately 50m to drive from Ayr to Motherwell.

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