There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour by train, bus or car

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Train via Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station)  •  2 h 24 min

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

$27 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour

$23 - $33

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour

$25 - $70

Bus  •  3 h 52 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 Beith, Strand X36 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Beith, Strand to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) X36

$27 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour 79.1 miles

$17 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) via Buchanan Bus Station and Beith, Strand. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Ardrossan Harbour via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ardrossan Harbour is 67 miles. The road distance is 79.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour without a car is to train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs £20 - £26.

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

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Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour.
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  • Distance: 67.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 24 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Ardrossan Harbour, Scotland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 2 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour via Buchanan Bus Station, Beith, Strand, and Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) in around 3 h 52 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 Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Beith, Strand
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Beith, Strand to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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