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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

Ticket Office opening hours: Proposal to alter hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 23:15
Saturday 05:30 - 23:15
Sunday 08:40 - 23:05
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteKiosk News agent Passport Photo Booth
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes

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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorScotRail
Car parking spaces214
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart 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 accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
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

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glasgow CentralScotRail18:504On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail19:15On time
to StranraerScotRail19:274On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail19:45On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail20:151On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glasgow CentralScotRail18:533On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail19:052On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail19:213On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail19:274On time
from GirvanScotRail19:29On time

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