There are 4 ways to get from Buchanan bus Station to Ardrossan by train, bus, taxi or car

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  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan South Beach

$10 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus, line 11 bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) X76 / ...
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Ardrossan, Park Road 11

$9 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Buchanan bus Station to Ardrossan 33 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Buchanan bus Station to Ardrossan 33 miles

$7 - $11

What companies run services between Buchanan bus Station, Scotland and Ardrossan, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Buchanan bus Station to Ardrossan hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $13 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buchanan bus Station to Ardrossan via Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan South Beach
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Ardrossan, Park Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Buchanan bus Station to Ardrossan
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Buchanan bus Station and Ardrossan is 43 km. The road distance is 53 km.

The cheapest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Ardrossan is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Ardrossan is to taxi which takes 42 min and costs £45 - £60.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Ardrossan South Beach. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Buchanan bus Station to Ardrossan. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Ardrossan, Park Road via Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

The train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan South Beach takes 37 min including transfers and departs hourly.