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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour by train, bus or car

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street  •  2h 57m

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

$27 - $35

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Bus  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Hill Street X36

$18 - $26

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 1m

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

$22 - $67

Drive  •  1h 33m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour 79.1 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Ardrossan, Hill Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 26m.

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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 3h 1m.

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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 2h 57m and costs £20 - £27.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m 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 station.

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Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs £20 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £20 and takes 3h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour.
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  • Distance: 67.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 2h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour via Buchanan Bus Station and Ardrossan, Hill Street in around 3h 26m.

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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45m
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
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Hill Street
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ardrossan, Hill Street station.

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Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Ardrossan Harbour station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1h 33m to drive from Edinburgh to Ardrossan Harbour.

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