Trains from Edinburgh to Ayr

Edinburgh to Ayr train information

Edinburgh Ayr train map

Train duration -
Arrival Ayr, Scotland
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 65 Miles

Which operators can I use?

Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train between Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Ayr (South Western Scotland). The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.

How long is the train?

The duration to travel to Ayr from Edinburgh can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes. There are 65 miles between both cities.

What is the price of the train?

Depending how long in advance you buy your ticket or the day and hour of travel, the price of the ticket may vary.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Ayr train tickets

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Edinburgh - Ayr prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Ayr by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Ayr: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Purchasing your train beforehand is almost always cheaper than leaving it to the last minute. However, as you may see in the table above, the price of train tickets Edinburgh to Ayr tend to be stable and cost £18.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Ayr trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Ayr by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Ayr to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Edinburgh - Ayr train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Edinburgh Ayr train ticket.

How much can I save with a railcard?

The main benefit of getting a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to earn as much money as you spent.

You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you book afterwards, you will make savings.

As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Ayr cost on average £50.00 (1). By dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it appears that after only 2 one way journeys from Ayr to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much does a railcard cost?

The cost to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a complete year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Ayr train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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