Edinburgh to Ayr by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Edinburgh to Ayr by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Ayr take around 2 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 106 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Ayr.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Ayr?
Journeys between Edinburgh and Ayr 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 66 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Ayr 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 56 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Ayr?
The Edinburgh to Ayr train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Ayr train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Ayr is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:55 and the last train is around 23:30.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Edinburgh to Ayr train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Ayr are $25.07, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $25, 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 Edinburgh to Ayr 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 Edinburgh to Ayr by train.
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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Ayr?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Ayr, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- 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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