There are 5 ways to get from Dumfries to Irvine by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Irvine, Galt Avenue X79

$22 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Scotland to Ayr National Express

$17 - $23

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Irvine

$34 - $54

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Academy Street (Catherine Street) to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Irvine, Galt Avenue X44

$18 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Dumfries to Irvine 65.6 miles

$14 - $21

What companies run services between Dumfries, Scotland and Irvine, Scotland?

You can take a train from Dumfries to Irvine via Glasgow Central in around 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dumfries to Irvine via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4 h 4 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to Irvine
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Irvine, Galt Avenue
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Academy Street (Catherine Street) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Irvine, Galt Avenue
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dumfries to Irvine?

The distance between Dumfries and Irvine is 90 km. The road distance is 105 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Irvine?

The cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Irvine is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dumfries to Irvine?

The quickest way to get from Dumfries to Irvine is to drive which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £10 - £15.

Is there a direct train between Dumfries and Irvine?

No, there is no direct train from Dumfries to Irvine. However, there are services departing from Dumfries and arriving at Irvine via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

Is there a direct bus between Dumfries and Irvine?

No, there is no direct bus from Dumfries to Irvine. However, there are services departing from Dumfries, Academy Street (Catherine Street) and arriving at Irvine, Galt Avenue via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

How long does it take to get from Dumfries to Irvine?

It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Dumfries to Irvine, including transfers.