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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 34 min

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

$64 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 58 min

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

$43 - $58

4 alternative options

Train via Perth  •  5 h 11 min

  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

$54 - $81

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Kingdom Services to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street) 263

$55 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Ayr 205.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$125 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Ayr is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Inverness to Ayr, including transfers.

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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 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Inverness to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Inverness and arriving at Ayr via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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

You can take a train from Inverness to Ayr via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central in around 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Inverness to Ayr every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $3,300
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
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Virgin Trains East Coast
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
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Kingdom Services to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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