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There are 6 ways to get from Inverness to Ayr by train, bus, car or plane

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 141 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Inverness to Ayr via Glasgow, Cathedral Bridge (Dundas Street) and Glasgow Central in around 4 hours 33 minutes. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Inverness to Ayr every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 hours 24 minutes.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Avg. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Avg. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Belfast City, Manchester
Avg. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Manchester
Avg. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Avg. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Avg. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Avg. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Avg. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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
Avg. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Avg. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Inverness to Perth
Avg. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Avg. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
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
Avg. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Avg. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

How far is it from Inverness to Ayr?

The distance between Inverness and Ayr is 226 km. The road distance is 329 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Inverness to Ayr?

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Ayr is to bus which costs £24 and takes 5 hours 55 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Inverness to Ayr?

The quickest way to get from Inverness to Ayr is to drive which takes 3 hours 39 minutes and costs £40.

Is there a direct bus between Inverness and Ayr?

No, there is no direct bus from Inverness to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) via Buchanan Bus Station and Fenwick, Stewarton Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 hours 58 minutes.

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

It takes approximately 4 hours 33 minutes to get from Inverness to Ayr, including transfers.