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There are 12 ways to get from Birmingham to Ayr by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$187 - $289

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Fly Birmingham to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 12 min

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

$57 - $216

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Train, line 43 bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Auchinleck
  3. Take the line 43 bus from Auchinleck, Well Road to Ayr, Bus Station 43 / ...

Train, bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to New Cumnock
  4. Take the bus from New Cumnock, Afton Cottage to Ayr, Bus Station 43 / ...

Bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Hamilton, Scotland National Express
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station X16

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Ayr 286.5 miles

$60 - $90

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 18 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 Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr

$88 - $245

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  5 h 18 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

$73 - $253

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 28 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 Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr

$111 - $369

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 47 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 Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr

$108 - $226

Train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  6 h 25 min

  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

$104 - $262

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  6 h 39 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

$117 - $286

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Ayr is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Ayr is to fly and train which costs £40 - £170 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Ayr station. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station via Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 31 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 Wigan North Western and Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 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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The best way to get from Birmingham to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs £140 - £230.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Birmingham to Ayr, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Ayr bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Ayr train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Ayr is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs £140 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 31 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 44 min

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

You can take a train from Birmingham to Ayr via Wigan North Western and Glasgow Central in around 5 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Ayr via Hamilton, Scotland and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 8 h 31 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
3 h 5 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
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 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
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
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 2 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Train from Carlisle to Auchinleck
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $29
Train from Carlisle to New Cumnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Auchinleck
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to New Cumnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Auchinleck, Well Road to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from New Cumnock, Afton Cottage to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Hamilton, Scotland
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Birmingham to Ayr bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station.

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Birmingham to Ayr train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Ayr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Ayr is 287 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Birmingham to Ayr.

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easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £29.

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