There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Alloway 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 via Glasgow Queen Street  •  2 h 24 min

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

$30 - $38

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 923

$21 - $28

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$30 - $77

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) X76 / ...

$21 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Alloway 81.1 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Alloway is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Alloway is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Alloway is 67 miles. The road distance is 81.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Edinburgh to Alloway, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Alloway. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) and arriving at Alloway, Doonholm Road via Ayr, Fullarton Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Alloway, Scotland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alloway via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Ayr, and Ayr, Smith Street in around 2 h 24 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Alloway 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
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
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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