There are 5 ways to get from Dundee to Ayr by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 36 min

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

$40 - $50

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Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 923

$25 - $44

3 alternative options

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street) 263

$38

Bus via Kincardine, High Street Stance A  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Seagate Bus Station to Kincardine, High Street Stance A X26
  2. Take the bus from Kincardine, High Street Stance A to Buchanan Bus Station X27 / ...

$45

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 drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h 3 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate and arriving at Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street). Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 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 36 min and costs £30 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Dundee to Ayr, including transfers.

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Dundee to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Broxden, Park and Ride station.

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The best way to get from Dundee to Ayr is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs £30 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Dundee to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 95.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 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, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 2 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dundee to Ayr via Broxden, Park and Ride and Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 49 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 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street)
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Kincardine, High Street Stance A
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kincardine, High Street Stance A to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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