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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to South Ayrshire by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus, line 58 bus  •  3h 43m

  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 line 58 bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Dailly, Moorston Farm 58 / ...

£18 - £47

Cheapest option

Bus, line 58 bus via Glasgow  •  4h 4m

  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 line 58 bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Dailly, Moorston Farm 58 / ...

£17 - £31

2 alternative options

Bus, line 58 bus  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station 923
  2. Take the line 58 bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Dailly, Moorston Farm 58 / ...

£19 - £27

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to South Ayrshire 98.4 miles

£14 - £22

Edinburgh to South Ayrshire by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and South Ayrshire is around 3h 47m and covers a distance of around 101 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 50m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Stagecoach West Scotland and Scottish Citylink, the Edinburgh to South Ayrshire service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Dailly, Moorston Farm. Typically 94 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 47m
Fastest journey time:
2h 50m
Services per week:
94
Cheapest price:
£18
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:01
Last service departs at:
21:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to South Ayrshire train, walk and bus schedules

Departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Edinburgh → South Ayrshire
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to South Ayrshire is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 2h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to South Ayrshire is to drive which takes 2h 16m and costs £14 - £22.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to South Ayrshire. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Dailly, Moorston Farm via Ayr, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and South Ayrshire is 76 miles. The road distance is 98.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to South Ayrshire without a car is to train and bus and line 58 bus which takes 3h 43m and costs £17 - £50.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Edinburgh to South Ayrshire, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to South Ayrshire bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dailly, Moorston Farm station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to South Ayrshire is 98 miles. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Edinburgh to South Ayrshire.

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There are 57+ hotels available in South Ayrshire. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 75.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 43m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and South Ayrshire, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to South Ayrshire via Ayr, Bus Station in around 3h 43m.

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
Bus operators
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 Dailly, Moorston Farm
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
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, Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £23
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

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