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

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Bus  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

£26 - £37

Cheapest option

Bus via Glasgow  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station X77 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Ballantrae, Arrol Avenue 358 / ...

£19 - £33

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Train, bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station X77 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Ballantrae, Arrol Avenue 358 / ...

£20 - £49

Train  •  6h 14m

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

£21 - £163

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ballantrae 111.5 miles

£16 - £25

Edinburgh to Ballantrae by bus

The bus journey time between Edinburgh and Ballantrae is around 10h 1m and covers a distance of around 140 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 50m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach West Scotland, the Edinburgh to Ballantrae bus service departs from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrives in Ballantrae, Kings Arms Hotel. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
10h 1m
Fastest bus time:
4h 50m
Buses per week:
13
Cheapest price:
£26
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
11:00
Last bus departs at:
15:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Ballantrae bus schedules

Edinburgh → Ballantrae
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ballantrae is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 2h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ballantrae is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Ballantrae. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Ballantrae, Kings Arms Hotel via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ballantrae is 92 miles. The road distance is 111.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ballantrae without a car is to bus which takes 4h 48m and costs £25 - £40.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Edinburgh to Ballantrae, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Ballantrae bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ballantrae is to bus which takes 4h 48m and costs £25 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £21 - £170 and takes 6h 14m.

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Edinburgh to Ballantrae bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ballantrae is 111 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Edinburgh to Ballantrae.

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  • Distance: 92.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal twice daily. Tickets cost £23 - £35 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Ballantrae via Glasgow Central, Girvan, Girvan, Rail Station, and Girvan, Elder Avenue in around 6h 14m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Central to Girvan
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Ballantrae, Arrol Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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