How to get from Glasgow to Ayr

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from Glasgow to Ayr

You can get from Glasgow to Ayr by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Glasgow to Ayr on 26 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Glasgow to Ayr

distanceDistance31 miles (50 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £10 • 47 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesScotrail or Scotrail

Take a coach or train to travel 31 miles (50 km) from Glasgow to Ayr. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Scotrail or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Glasgow to Ayr.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to Ayr

Travel 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 Glasgow to Ayr.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Ayr from Glasgow. You can take a coach or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Ayr. Tickets for a train cost on average £10.

This is compared to other travel options to Ayr:

A train is generally £1 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £10 from Glasgow to Ayr.

The fastest way from Glasgow to Ayr is by train with an average journey time of 47 min.

Other travel options from Glasgow to Ayr can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Ayr by coach can take on average 1 h 37 min.

The distance from Glasgow to Ayr is approximately 31 miles (50 km).

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Ayr is:

  • 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Glasgow to Ayr as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Glasgow to Ayr:

  • Coaches from Glasgow to Ayr most often leave from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Ayr, Sandgate.
  • Trains from Glasgow to Ayr most often leave from Glasgow Central and arrive in Ayr.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Ayr, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Scotrail can get you to Ayr by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Scotrail from Glasgow to Ayr for £10 on Omio.
  • Scotrail can take you to Ayr by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Scotrail from Glasgow to Ayr for £10.

Yes, there are direct services available to Ayr from Glasgow with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 16 direct trains per day with Scotrail.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Ayr as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Glasgow and Ayr.

Looking to extend your trip from Glasgow to Ayr? Many Omio customers who go from Glasgow to Ayr usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Edinburgh, London or Cairnryan. If you're looking to explore Edinburgh, London or Cairnryan from Ayr, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Glasgow to Ayr, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £10 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £10 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to Ayr tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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