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There are 5 ways to get from Buchanan bus Station to Ayr by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  59 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station X77 / ...

£4 - £12

4 alternative options

Train  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

£9 - £26

Rideshare  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Ayr 36.4 miles

£5

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Buchanan bus Station to Ayr 36.7 miles

£75 - £95

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Buchanan bus Station to Ayr 36.7 miles

£5 - £8

Buchanan bus Station to Ayr by bus

The bus journey time between Buchanan bus Station and Ayr is around 1h 3m and covers a distance of around 36 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 55 min. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland and Scottish Citylink, the Buchanan bus Station to Ayr bus service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Ayr, Bus Station. Typically 270 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 3m
Fastest bus time:
55 min
Bus distance:
36 miles
Buses per week:
270
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:15
Last bus departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Buchanan bus Station to Ayr bus schedules

Buchanan bus Station → Ayr
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The cheapest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Ayr is to rideshare which costs £5 and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Ayr is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Ayr. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.

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The distance between Buchanan bus Station and Ayr is 32 miles. The road distance is 36.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Ayr without a car is to bus which takes 59 min and costs £4 - £12.

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The bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station takes 59 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Buchanan bus Station to Ayr bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Buchanan bus Station to Ayr train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Ayr is to bus which takes 59 min and costs £4 - £12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £9 - £26 and takes 1h 12m.

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  • Distance: 31.7 miles
  • Duration: 59 min

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

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £7 and the journey takes 59 min. Scottish Citylink also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Central to Ayr every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £9 - £26 and the journey takes 1h 1m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Buchanan bus Station to Ayr
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
Southside Radio Cars
Phone
+44 141 883 3333
Website
southsideradiocars.co.uk
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 332 5050
Website
hampdencars.co.uk
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
Cross Cabs
Phone
+44 141 772 0000
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Caledonian Cabs
Phone
+44 7467 133 388
Website
caledoniancabs.co.uk

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

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Buchanan bus Station to Ayr train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Ayr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buchanan bus Station to Ayr is 37 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Buchanan bus Station to Ayr.

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