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There are 4 ways to get from Fort William to Ayr by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$46 - $57

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Bus via Kilmarnock, Bus Station  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...

$22 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station 923

$28 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Ayr 136 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Ayr is to bus which costs £16 - £24 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Ayr is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Ayr station. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Ayr via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 6 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Ayr is 96 miles. The road distance is 136 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs £35 - £45.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Fort William to Ayr, including transfers.

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Fort William to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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Fort William to Ayr train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Ayr is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs £35 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £35 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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  • Distance: 95.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Ayr, Scotland?

You can take a train from Fort William to Ayr via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central in around 5 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Ayr via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 50 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Fort William to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station.

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Fort William to Ayr train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Ayr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Ayr is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to drive from Fort William to Ayr.

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There are 236+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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