Travel from Edinburgh to Ayr

Bus or train from Edinburgh to Ayr?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Ayr via Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station) and Glasgow Central in around 1 h 58 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Ayr 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Book transport from Edinburgh to Ayr

How to get from Edinburgh to Ayr

ModeDurationPrice
From Edinburgh train to Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), bus to Glasgow Central, then train to Ayr.1 h 58 min£26
From Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) bus to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street).2 h 5 min£16
From Edinburgh train to Ayr.2 h 11 min£24
From Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) bus to Buchanan Bus Station, bus to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street), then bus to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street).2 h 53 min£17
From Edinburgh drive to Ayr.1 h 29 min£14

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Ayr?

It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Edinburgh to Ayr, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Ayr?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Ayr. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Ayr?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street). Services depart three times a day, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

Operators from Edinburgh to Ayr

OperatorPhoneWebsite
ScotRail+44 344 811 0141ScotRail
First+44 (0)1224 650100First
Scottish Citylink0871 266 33 33Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach WestStagecoach West