There are 4 ways to get from Irvine to West Kilbride by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine to Kilwinning
  2. Take the train from Kilwinning to West Kilbride

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Line 585 bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the line 585 bus from Irvine, Seagate to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) 585 / ...
  2. Take the line 585 bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) to West Kilbride, Manse Road 585A / ...

$6 - $8

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Irvine to West Kilbride 11.3 miles

$27 - $32

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to West Kilbride 11.3 miles

$2 - $4

What companies run services between Irvine, Scotland and West Kilbride, Scotland?

You can take a train from Irvine to West Kilbride via Kilwinning in around 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Irvine to West Kilbride via Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) in around 1 h.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Irvine to Kilwinning
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $4
Train from Kilwinning to West Kilbride
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$1 - $2
Anytime Day Single
$2 - $4
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Irvine, Seagate to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) to West Kilbride, Manse Road
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Irvine to West Kilbride
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
$27 - $32

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Irvine and West Kilbride is 15 km. The road distance is 18 km.

The cheapest way to get from Irvine to West Kilbride is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Irvine to West Kilbride is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs £19 - £23.

No, there is no direct train from Irvine to West Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Irvine and arriving at West Kilbride via Kilwinning. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 56 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to West Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Irvine, Seagate and arriving at West Kilbride, Manse Road via Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h.

It takes approximately 56 min to get from Irvine to West Kilbride, including transfers.