There are 5 ways to get from St Andrews to Ayr by train, bus or car

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  •  3 h 46 min

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

$40 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X24

$19 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X24
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$24 - $32

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Cupar, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station) to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street) 263

$37 - $38

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from St Andrews to Ayr 110 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from St Andrews to Ayr is to bus which costs £14 - £20 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Andrews to Ayr is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between St Andrews and Ayr is 94 miles. The road distance is 110 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from St Andrews to Ayr, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Andrews station to Ayr station. However, there are services departing from St Andrews, 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 10 min.

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What companies run services between St Andrews, Scotland and Ayr, Scotland?

You can take a train from St Andrews to Ayr via Dundee City Centre, Railway Station, Dundee, Glasgow Queen Street, and Glasgow Central in around 3 h 46 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach UK operates a bus from St Andrews to Ayr hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 36 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Cupar, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station) to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street)
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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