Ayr to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Ayr to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Ayr to Edinburgh take around 2 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 106 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ayr and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Ayr to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Ayr and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.
We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Ayr to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 38 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Ayr to Edinburgh?
The Ayr to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Ayr to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Ayr around 05:13 and the last train is around 23:00.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ayr around 06:02, and the last at 23:00.
What's the Ayr to Edinburgh train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Ayr to Edinburgh are $22.66, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $22, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Ayr to Edinburgh train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Ayr to Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Ayr and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Ayr to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- London North Eastern Railway
- UK Rail Connections
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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