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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.

Departures and arrivals from Ayr

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ayr station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
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to Glasgow CentralScotRail05:20Scheduled
to Glasgow CentralScotRail05:36Scheduled
to Glasgow CentralScotRail06:03Scheduled
to GirvanScotRail06:17Scheduled
to Glasgow CentralScotRail06:353Scheduled
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from Glasgow CentralScotRail06:55Scheduled
from GirvanScotRail07:17Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralScotRail07:22Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralScotRail07:52Scheduled
from KilmarnockScotRail08:21Scheduled
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