There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Ayr by car ferry, taxi, bus, plane or train

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

Recommended option

Car ferry, taxi  •  3 h 20 min

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

$168 - $198

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 923

$49 - $54

4 alternative options

Car ferry, bus via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 58 / ...

$57

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train  •  3 h 28 min

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

$55 - $160

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train  •  3 h 45 min

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

$63 - $144

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  4 h 30 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

$56 - $195

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Ayr is to car ferry and bus which costs £38 - £43 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Ayr is to car ferry and taxi which costs £130 - £160 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Ayr is 79 miles.

It takes approximately 3 h 20 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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Map of how to get from Belfast to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 79.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 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 car ferry to Cairnryan then take the taxi to Ayr. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Ayr via Cairnryan and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal in around 4 h 37 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
50 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
ScotRail
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 (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
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
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$165
Other operators
Taxi from Cairnryan to Ayr
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
McLeans Taxis
Phone
+44 70 9330 2478

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