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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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 - $51

Cheapest option

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  4 h

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

$19 - $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

$39

Bus via Dunfermline, Bus Station  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Seagate Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station X26
  2. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X27 / ...

$20 - $29

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Dundee to Ayr 117.4 miles

$25 - $40

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 4 h.

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
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $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 Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Book at
uk.megabus.com
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
$39
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dundee and Ayr is 152 km. The road distance is 188 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dundee to Ayr is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 4 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Dundee to Ayr is to drive which takes 2 h 3 min and costs £18 - £28.

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.

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