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There are 3 ways to get from East Kilbride to Ayr by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

£11 - £33

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Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Ayr 34.3 miles

£70 - £90

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Ayr 34.3 miles

£5 - £8

East Kilbride to Ayr by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Ayr is around 1h 46m and covers a distance of around 52 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 21m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 239 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 46m
Fastest train time:
1h 21m
Trains per week:
239
Cheapest price:
£11
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:20
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Ayr train schedules

East Kilbride → Ayr
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Ayr is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Ayr is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Ayr. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Ayr via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 49m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Ayr is 28 miles. The road distance is 34.3 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 1h 49m and costs £11 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 49m to get from East Kilbride to Ayr, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Ayr train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from East Kilbride station.

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East Kilbride to Ayr train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Ayr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Ayr is 34 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from East Kilbride to Ayr.

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  • Distance: 27.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 49m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Ayr, Scotland?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Ayr via Glasgow Central in around 1h 49m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Ayr
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Kelvin Kabs
Phone
+44 1355 241 212
Website
kelvinkabs.com
EKCO Taxis
Phone
+44 1355 23 33 33
Website
ekcotaxis.co.uk
East Kilbride Taxis
Phone
+44 1355 222 324
Website
ektaxis.co.uk

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