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Journey information from Ayr to Edinburgh

  • Train Fares from: £20.30
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 7
  • Distance: 66 miles (106 km)
  • Train operators: ScotRail
  • Origin: Ayr
  • Destination: Edinburgh
  • How long does it take to travel from Ayr to Edinburgh by train?

    The average journey time between Ayr and Edinburgh is . On an average weekday, there are 7 trains travelling from Ayr to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Ayr to Edinburgh by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Ayr to Edinburgh cost?

    Train tickets from Ayr to Edinburgh can start from as little as £20.30 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Ayr to Edinburgh?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Ayr to Edinburgh without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Ayr to Edinburgh.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Ayr and Edinburgh?

    The distance between Ayr and Edinburgh is 66 miles.

    Distance: 66 miles
  • What time is the first train from Ayr to Edinburgh?

    The first train from Ayr to Edinburgh departs at .

    What time is the last train from Ayr to Edinburgh?

    The last train from Ayr to Edinburgh departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Ayr to Edinburgh timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Ayr to Edinburgh for Monday 28th Sep 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
05:1307:362h 23m, 2 changes
05:4008:032h 23m, 2 changes
06:2008:382h 18m, 2 changes
06:5009:022h 12m, 2 changes
07:1709:332h 16m, 2 changes
07:3409:452h 11m, 2 changes
07:4110:052h 24m, 2 changes
07:4110:082h 27m, 1 change
08:0510:152h 10m, 2 changes
08:0510:482h 43m, 1 change

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh to Ayr.

How to find cheap train tickets from Ayr to Edinburgh

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction

Book in advance.

Save up to 61%** when you book in advance. Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket.

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Ayr to Edinburgh is right for you.

Use your Railcard.

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.