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There are 5 ways to get from Irvine to Wemyss Bay by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 585 bus

  1. Take the line 585 bus from Irvine, Bridgegate to Largs, Manse Court

4 alternative options

Train, line 906 bus

  1. Take the train from Kilwinning to Largs
  2. Take the line 906 bus from Largs, Crawford Street to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place

Train

  1. Take the train from Irvine to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Wemyss Bay

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Irvine to Wemyss Bay

Drive

  1. Drive from Irvine to Wemyss Bay

Irvine to Wemyss Bay by bus

The bus journey time between Irvine and Wemyss Bay is around 1h 32m and covers a distance of around 30 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 8 min. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 25m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland and McGills Bus Service, the Irvine to Wemyss Bay bus service departs from Irvine, Bridgegate and arrives in Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place. Typically 135 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
1h 23m
Layover time:
8 min
Total time:
1h 32m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
1h 25m
Bus distance:
30 miles
Buses per week:
135
Cheapest price:
£7
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:58
Last bus departs at:
17:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Irvine to Wemyss Bay bus schedules

Departing Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Irvine → Wemyss Bay
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Wemyss Bay is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Wemyss Bay is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Wemyss Bay is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Irvine to Wemyss Bay is to drive, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Wemyss Bay is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Wemyss Bay. However, there are services departing from Irvine, Bridgegate and arriving at Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place via Largs, School Wynd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 38m.

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The distance between Irvine and Wemyss Bay is 21 miles. The road distance is 26.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Wemyss Bay without a car is to line 585 bus which takes 1h 38m and costs £6 - £9.

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It takes approximately 1h 38m to get from Irvine to Wemyss Bay, including transfers.

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Irvine to Wemyss Bay bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Irvine, Bridgegate station.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Wemyss Bay is to line 585 bus which takes 1h 38m and costs £6 - £9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £12 - £35 and takes 1h 59m.

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Irvine to Wemyss Bay bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Largs, Manse Court station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Wemyss Bay is 26 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Irvine to Wemyss Bay.

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  • Distance: 20.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 38m

What companies run services between Irvine, Scotland and Wemyss Bay, Scotland?

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Irvine, Bridgegate to Largs, Manse Court hourly. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 1h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Irvine to Wemyss Bay via Paisley Gilmour Street, Wemyss Bay, and Wemyss Bay Station in around 1h 59m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Kilwinning to Largs
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £11
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£8 - £11
Train from Irvine to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £15
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £15
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £15
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £15
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Irvine, Bridgegate to Largs, Manse Court
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Irvine to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Phoenix Taxis
Phone
+44 1294 212 020
Irvine TOA Taxis
Phone
+44 1294 278 910
Elite Taxis
Phone
+44 1294 278 315

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