York to Ayr by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 44m
  • Distance
    282 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 9m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from York to Ayr by train

Fast trains from York to Ayr take around 4 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 282 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Ayr.

1. Are there direct trains from York to Ayr?

Journeys between York and Ayr usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from York 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 32 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from York to Ayr?

The York to Ayr train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the York to Ayr train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Ayr is usually scheduled to depart York around 06:25 and the last train is around 23:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 06:34, and the last at 00:42.

When to book York 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 York to Ayr by train.

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Which train companies operate between York and Ayr?

More than one train company operates on the route from York to Ayr, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • ScotRail

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.