Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Carlisle to Ayr hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $110 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min. ScotRail also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Carlisle to Ayr twice a week. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.
From Carlisle train to Glasgow Central then train to Ayr. 2 h 20 min £75. From Carlisle train to Auchinleck, Park Road then line 42 bus to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street). 2 h 45 min £23. From Carlisle bus to Ayr. 4 h 5 min £15. From Carlisle drive to Ayr. 1 h 51 min £17.
Is there a direct train between Carlisle and Ayr?
No, there is no direct train from Carlisle to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Ayr via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.
Is there a direct bus between Carlisle and Ayr?
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle and arriving at Ayr. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 hours.