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Kilmarnock station lies on the Glasgow South Western Line in East Ayrshire, Scotland. The current station, which opened in 1846, is the last of three stations to have served the town - the first incarnation was one of the earliest stations in Scotland, built in 1812 before being replaced in 1943. The station is made up of four platforms, and runs regular services to Glasgow Central, Carlisle, Ayr & Girvan and Stranrear. Kilmarnock station is also popular with 'Rail and Sea' passengers, thanks to a connecting bus that runs to Cairnryan for onward ferry travel to Belfast. The town is most famous for whiskey and words. It was once home to the Johnnie Walker bottling plants, and was immortalised in the Kilmarnock Volume, a selection of verses by the legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns. Today, the town is home to bustling shopping precinct, packed with well-known high street names, pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 23:35
Saturday 06:30 - 23:35
Sunday 10:15 - 23:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces101
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces25
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Level to platforms 1, 2& 3 from car park - stairs up to platform 4. No wheelchair access to platform 4 (southbound)

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Kilmarnock's ticket hall is accessible from the car park off Langlands Brae. Platforms 1 - 3 are accessible directly from the ticket hall, and if the ticket counter is closed you'll find a ticket machine adjacent to platforms 1 and 2. A subway, accessible from platform 2, the car park and an alternative entrance on Hill Street, connects to platform 4. Services to Glasgow Central can be found on Platform 1 or 2, with those toward Carlisle leaving from Platform 3 or 4.

Departures and arrivals from Kilmarnock

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Kilmarnock station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glasgow CentralScotRail09:553On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail10:28Scheduled
to CarlisleScotRail10:524On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail11:00Scheduled
to Glasgow CentralScotRail11:27Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CarlisleScotRail09:533On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail10:21Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralScotRail10:514On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail11:20Scheduled
from CarlisleScotRail11:443On time
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