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

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Train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Carluke to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$18 - $23

Cheapest option

Line 41 bus, bus, line 4 bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 41 bus from Carluke, Shieldhill Road to Hamilton, Bus Station 41
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station X16
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station 4 / ...

$11 - $15

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h

  1. Take a taxi from Carluke to Ayr 51.6 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Carluke to Ayr 51.6 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Carluke to Ayr is to line 41 bus and bus and line 4 bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carluke to Ayr is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 1 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carluke to Ayr station. However, there are services departing from Carluke, Shieldhill Road and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station via Hamilton, Bus Station and Kilmarnock, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carluke to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Carluke and arriving at Ayr via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Carluke and Ayr is 37 miles. The road distance is 51.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Carluke to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs £14 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Carluke to Ayr, including transfers.

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Carluke to Ayr bus services, operated by JMB Travel, depart from Carluke, Shieldhill Road station.

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Carluke to Ayr train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Carluke station.

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The best way to get from Carluke to Ayr is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs £14 - £18. Alternatively, you can line 41 bus and bus and line 4 bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Carluke to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 36.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Carluke to Ayr via Glasgow Central in around 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carluke to Ayr via Hamilton, Bus Station and Kilmarnock, Bus Station in around 3 h 31 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carluke to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from Carluke, Shieldhill Road to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
jmbtravel.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Carluke to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$90 - $120

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Carluke to Ayr is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from Carluke to Ayr.

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