Troon station opened in 1892 and was designed by James Miller, the same architect responsible for many stations across Scotland, including the extensions to Glasgow Central station at the turn of the 20th century. Troon station was refurbished in 2004 when the Open Championship was held a mile away at the Royal Troon Golf Club and visitors came from all over the world to enjoy the famous tournament. When you come out of the station, you're just a few minutes' walk away from the wide sandy beach and stunning views across to the Isle of Arran. For ferries to Larne, the port is about 15 minutes' walk away. There are usually three trains an hour towards Glasgow Central, about 40 minutes' train journey away, and three trains in the other direction towards Ayr and Stranraer. Once every couple of hours, a train also heads to Kilmarnock.
Troon station's main entrance, with a car park and drop-off point outside, is on Barassie Street. Directly through the ticket office is platform 1 for Glasgow trains as well as a waiting room, toilets and a newsagent. Platform 2 for trains towards Ayr is over the footbridge, but for level access to platform 2, you can use the entrance on the other side of the track, accessible from Victoria Drive, also with car parking available.