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

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Bus, train  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X77
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Thorntonhall

£7 - £11

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Train  •  2h

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

£10 - £31

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ayr to Waterfoot 30.2 miles

£60 - £80

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Waterfoot 30.2 miles

£4 - £7

Ayr to Waterfoot by bus and train

The journey time between Ayr and Waterfoot is around 1h 56m and covers a distance of around 43 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 27m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland and First ScotRail Service, the Ayr to Waterfoot service departs from Ayr, Bus Station and arrives in Thorntonhall. Typically 132 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 56m
Fastest journey time:
1h 27m
Journey distance:
43 miles
Services per week:
132
Cheapest price:
£7
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:25
Last service departs at:
21:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ayr to Waterfoot bus and train schedules

Ayr → Waterfoot
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The cost-effective way to get from Ayr to Waterfoot is to drive, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Waterfoot is to taxi which costs £60 - £80 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ayr to Waterfoot. However, there are services departing from Ayr and arriving at Thorntonhall via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h.

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The distance between Ayr and Waterfoot is 25 miles. The road distance is 30.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Waterfoot without a car is to bus and train which takes 1h 55m and costs £6 - £12.

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to get from Ayr to Waterfoot, including transfers.

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Ayr to Waterfoot train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Ayr station.

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Ayr to Waterfoot train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Thorntonhall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Waterfoot is 30 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Ayr to Waterfoot.

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  • Distance: 25.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 55m

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

You can take a train from Ayr to Waterfoot via Glasgow Central in around 2h.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Thorntonhall
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £5
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Ayr to Waterfoot
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
£60 - £80
Dicksons Taxis
Phone
+44 1292 401 010
Ayr to 2 B Ayr Taxis
Phone
+44 1292 400 007
Ayr Taxis
Phone
+44 1292 870 840
Website
ayrtaxis.uk
Ayr Citadel Taxis
Phone
+44 1292 402 204
Website
ayrcitadeltaxis.co.uk
A to B Taxis Ayr
Phone
+44 1292 404 707
Website
atobtaxisayr.co.uk

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