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There are 3 ways to get from Dundee to Ayr by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$39 - $49

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station 923

$24 - $35

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Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Dundee to Ayr 117.4 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Dundee to Ayr is to bus which costs £18 - £27 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dundee to Ayr is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dundee station to Ayr station. However, there are services departing from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Dundee and Ayr is 95 miles. The road distance is 117.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Dundee to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £30 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Dundee to Ayr, including transfers.

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Dundee to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Dundee City Centre, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Dundee to Ayr is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £30 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £27 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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Dundee to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dundee to Ayr is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Dundee to Ayr.

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  • Distance: 95.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Dundee to Ayr via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dundee to Ayr via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 35 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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