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

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Train  •  4 h 34 min

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

$66 - $83

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Bus  •  5 h 19 min

  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 (Fullarton Street) 923

$41 - $58

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Train via Perth  •  5 h 7 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

$56 - $83

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride M90
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station X27 / ...

$61 - $72

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Ayr 205.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$119 - $263

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

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

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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 (Fullarton Street) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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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 4 h 34 min and costs £50 - £65.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min 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 4 h 34 min and costs £50 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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

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Inverness to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street).

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 141 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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 (Buchanan Street), Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Ayr via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 19 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 - $40
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 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
1 h
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
LNER
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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

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

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There are 237+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs £4.

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