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

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Recommended option

Car ferry, drive  •  3h 28m

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

Cheapest option

Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  4h 17m

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

£44 - £141

2 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  6h 49m

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

Fly from Belfast City, train  •  3h 45m

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

£67 - £168

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Ayr is to fly and train which costs £40 - £150 and takes 4h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Ayr is to fly and train which costs £65 - £170 and takes 3h 45m.

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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 6h 49m and costs .

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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 (Aldergrove) Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs £4 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 79.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 28m

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 Heron Road, Belfast, Cairnryan, and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal in around 6h 49m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Barnes Crescent
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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