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There are 11 ways to get from Ayr to Nottingham by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train TransPennine Express  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham

$133 - $201

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Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA

$52 - $193

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Bus, train  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to New Cumnock, Polquheys Road 43 / ...
  2. Take the train from New Cumnock to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham

$106 - $159

Train Northern Rail  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from New Cumnock to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Nottingham

$86 - $129

Bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Nottingham Station Street National Express

$55 - $78

Drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from Ayr to Nottingham 277.9 miles

$55 - $90

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham

$97 - $283

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to East Midlands  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA

$68 - $210

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham

$97 - $351

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Nottingham

$89 - $223

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham

$113 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Nottingham is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Nottingham is to train and fly which costs £40 - £150 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Nottingham station. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station and arriving at Nottingham Station Street via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ayr to Nottingham. However, there are services departing from Ayr and arriving at Nottingham via Glasgow Central and Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 46m.

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The distance between Ayr and Nottingham is 225 miles. The road distance is 277.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Nottingham without a car is to train which takes 7h 46m and costs £100 - £160.

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It takes approximately 7h 46m to get from Ayr to Nottingham, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ayr to Nottingham is to train which takes 7h 46m and costs £100 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 10h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Nottingham.
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  • Distance: 224.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 46m

What companies run services between Ayr, Scotland and Nottingham, England?

You can take a train from Ayr to Nottingham via Glasgow Central and Manchester Piccadilly in around 7h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Nottingham via Glasgow in around 10h 25m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from New Cumnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to New Cumnock, Polquheys Road
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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
50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to East Midlands Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Ayr to Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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Ayr to Nottingham train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Nottingham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Nottingham is 278 miles. It takes approximately 4h 57m to drive from Ayr to Nottingham.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to East Midlands Airport.

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