There are 4 ways to get from Belfast to Ayr by car ferry, car, train or plane

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Car ferry, drive  •  3h 28m

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

£39 - £43

3 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr

£43 - £103

Fly from Belfast City, train  •  3h 43m

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

£42 - £258

Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  4h 15m

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

£42 - £161

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Ayr is to car ferry and drive which costs £38 - £44 and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Ayr is to car ferry and drive which costs £38 - £44 and takes 3h 28m.

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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 train which takes 7h 43m and costs £40 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m 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 45 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 305+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 bus which takes 8 min and costs £3.

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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 Larne Harbour, Larne, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, Stranraer, Port Rodie, and Stranraer in around 7h 43m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £130
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£30
Small Car
£129
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £50
Website
P&O Ferries
Passenger Standard
£27
Passenger Flexi
£47

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