There are 4 ways to get from Cairnryan to Ayr by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 360 bus, bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 360 bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) 358 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 58 / ...

$10 - $11

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr

$20 - $26

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cairnryan to Ayr 45.6 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Ayr 45.6 miles

$9 - $15

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Ayr is to line 360 bus and bus which costs £7 - £9 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Ayr is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 59 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Ayr is 37 miles. The road distance is 45.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Cairnryan to Ayr, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Ayr station. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 37.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Scotland and Ayr, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Ayr via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) in around 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Cairnryan to Ayr every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cairnryan to Ayr
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
McLeans Taxis
Phone
+44 70 9330 2478

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