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There are 7 ways to get from Inverness to Ayr by train, bus, night train, car, plane or towncar

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Train  •  4h 46m

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

$66 - $81

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Bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station 923

$41 - $57

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Train via Perth  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$56 - $82

Night train, bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Stirling
  2. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X36 / ...

$42 - $66

Drive  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Inverness to Ayr 205.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Glasgow (GLA) INV - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr

$119 - $264

Uber  •  3h 39m

  1. Take an Uber from Inverness to Ayr 205.8 miles

$290 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Ayr is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Ayr is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Ayr station. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Inverness and Ayr is 141 miles. The road distance is 205.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs £50 - £65.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Inverness to Ayr, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Inverness to Ayr is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs £50 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Inverness Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 141 miles
  • Duration: 4h 46m

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Ayr, Scotland?

You can take a train from Inverness to Ayr via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 4h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Ayr via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5h 19m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $21
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Stirling
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stirling, Scotland to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Other operators
Uber Glasgow
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Inverness to Ayr
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$290 - $400
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uber.com
Assist
$290 - $400
UberX
$290 - $400
UberXL
$430 - $600
Exec
$500 - $750

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Ayr is 206 miles. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Inverness to Ayr.

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Flybe, easyJet and Loganair offer flights from Inverness Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 241+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 23m and costs £3 - £5.

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