There are 13 ways to get from Birmingham to Ayr by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$178 - $271

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Ayr National Express

$29 - $40

11 alternative options

Train via Carlisle  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Auchinleck

$137 - $214

Train TransPennine Express  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$141 - $201

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow National Express

$32 - $40

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Ayr 286.5 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Birmingham to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$64 - $222

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$94 - $250

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$70 - $247

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$117 - $373

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$113 - $232

Train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$100 - $255

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$113 - $278

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Ayr is to bus which costs £22 - £28 and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Ayr is to fly and train which costs £50 - £180 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Ayr is 235 miles. The road distance is 286.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Birmingham to Ayr, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at Ayr. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Ayr via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 235.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Ayr, Scotland?

You can take a train from Birmingham to Ayr via Glasgow Central in around 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Ayr 4 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $30 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $260
Train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Carlisle to Auchinleck
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Ayr
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
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

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