Manchester to Ayr train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Ayr

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Cheapest

£80

Average

£80

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Transpennine Express
07:06Manchester4h42 11:48Ayr
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£801One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Ayr

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Transpennine Express
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Ayr

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Fastest Journey

4 h 42 m

Average

4 h 42 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

269 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Manchester for Ayr every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transpennine Express
07:06Manchester4h42 11:48Ayr
0 changes
£801One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Ayr

distanceDistance167 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency14 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesScotrail, Northern Rail or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Ayr cover the 167 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 35 min with our travel partners like Scotrail, Northern Rail or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £75, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £63. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Ayr.

Train companies: ScotRail, Northern Rail (3) and First TransPennine Express 3 trains Manchester to Ayr

You can travel by train to Ayr from Manchester with ScotRail, Northern Rail (3) and First TransPennine Express 3 for as low as £63. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

First TransPennine Express 3
Northern Rail (3)
ScotRail

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between Manchester and Ayr with First TransPennine Express 3! As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio can help you search current train timetables from First TransPennine Express 3, compare the best routes between Manchester and Ayr as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 Manchester to Ayr train ticket available today. If you search for First TransPennine Express 3 tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Manchester to Ayr on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 167 miles (269 km) route from Manchester to Ayr with ease and comfort on a train with First TransPennine Express 3.

First TransPennine Express 3 from Manchester to Ayr train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 33 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 11 a day

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Manchester to Ayr with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 8 min
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 2 a day

Book your ScotRail Manchester to Ayr train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check ScotRail up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Ayr routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable ScotRail train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Manchester to Ayr is 167 miles (269 km), and the best price for a one-way Manchester - Ayr ScotRail train ticket starts at £63 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your ScotRail ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with ScotRail!

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Ayr

Travel by train to Ayr easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Ayr.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Manchester and Ayr for as little as £63  in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Manchester and Ayr is £74  one way.
The train distance from Manchester to Ayr is around 167 miles.
While the time it takes to travel 167 miles to Ayr from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Ayr is on average 4 h 35 min.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Ayr, you can end your trip in train stations like Ayr and Newton-on-Ayr.

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to Ayr   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Ayr most often arrive at Ayr and need to travel around 0.4 miles (742 m) from this train station to the city centre.

If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Ayr, you can rely on Scotrail, Northern Rail or TransPennine Express Service to get you to Ayr. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Manchester to Ayr journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Ayr is 14 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
If you prefer early morning trains from Manchester to Ayr, the first train leaves at 07: 06. If you prefer late night trains from Manchester to Ayr, the last train of the day leaves at 09: 50. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Ayr times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
If you book Manchester to Ayr train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £74. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Manchester and Ayr. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Ayr
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Ayr.
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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