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Trains to Ayr

Passengers pulling into Ayr station on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland are greeted by the iconic Victorian grandeur of Ayr Station Hotel. Opened in 1866, it's the oldest hotel in the town. The current station didn't open until 1886, but there were two previous stations dating back to 1839, one just 300 yards away from the current one. Outside the station you'll see a statue of Ayr's - and arguably Scotland's - most famous son, the national bard, Robert Burns. His birthplace and a museum celebrating his life and works is in Alloway, about twenty minutes from the station by bus. Just a few minutes' walk from the station, you can discover the town's rich history, enjoy riverside walks and explore the variety of independent and big-name shops. Head about a mile west from the station and you'll find the Esplanade, a long sandy beach and spectacular views across to Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran.

Station details & facilities

Ayr station is a busy tourist and commuter station with a regular weekday service of three trains per hour to Glasgow Central and an average journey time of about an hour. For passengers travelling by Stena Line ferry to Belfast with a Rail & Sail ticket, there is a free coach to Cairnryan from outside the station. There is level access to platforms 1, 2 and 3 via the main ticket hall on Smith Street. Access to platform 4 is via stairs and a bridge or from the Station Road entrance.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Proposal to alter hours
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:30 - 23:15
    Saturday 05:30 - 23:15
    Sunday 08:40 - 23:05
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
  • Customer Service Notes :


  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : Kiosk News agent Passport Photo Booth


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :


  • Wifi available : False
  • Wifi notes :

    Find WiFi Hotspots around Ayr station

  • Web kiosk : False


  • ATM available :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : ScotRail
  • Car parking spaces : 214

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Level to plats 1,2&3 - connecting footbridge or access from street / car park to platform 4. Alternative step-free route is over the road bridge outside the station.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Ayr


Smith Street, Smith Street, Ayr, KA7 1TH
Ticket Office Hours
Proposal to alter hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 23:15
Saturday 05:30 - 23:15
Sunday 08:40 - 23:05