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There are 7 ways to get from Belfast to Ayr by car ferry, car, bus, train or plane

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Recommended option

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Ayr

$50 - $55

Cheapest option

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr

$48 - $153

5 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station 923 / ...

$68 - $76

Car ferry, bus Stagecoach West Scotland  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Barnes Crescent 358 / ...

Train, car ferry  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from York Street to Larne Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  3. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr

$75 - $155

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr

$56 - $137

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$59 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Ayr is to car ferry and drive which costs £38 - £43 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Ayr is to car ferry and drive which costs £38 - £43 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Ayr is 79 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Ayr without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs £50 - £60.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Belfast to Ayr, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £4.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 79.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Ayr, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Ayr. However, you can take the drive to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, then take the drive to Ayr. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Ayr via Belfast, Cairnryan, and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal in around 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Barnes Crescent
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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