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There are 4 ways to get from Ayr to Perth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth

$31 - $40

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Perth, Bus Station M8 / ...

$14 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Dunfermline, Old Fire Station 263
  2. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Perth, Canal Street 56

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Perth 95.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Perth is to bus which costs £10 - £23 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Perth is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Perth station. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station and arriving at Perth, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ayr to Perth. However, there are services departing from Ayr and arriving at Perth via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Ayr and Perth is 80 miles. The road distance is 95.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Perth without a car is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £23 - £35.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Ayr to Perth, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ayr to Perth is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £23 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £23 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Perth.
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  • Distance: 79.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Ayr to Perth via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Perth via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 32 min.

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
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Bus operators
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
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Perth, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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 Perth, Scotland
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
nationalexpress.com
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Dunfermline, Old Fire Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Perth, Canal Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Perth is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from Ayr to Perth.

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