Ayrshire and Arran

Ayr Buses – Bus Routes, Tickets & Times | Stagecoach

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As one of the most popular seaside resorts in country, it’s no wonder Ayr is one of our most travelled areas in the whole of West Scotland. Rich green countryside and amazing ocean views make Ayr a UK holiday favourite, but there’s plenty more Ayr has to offer.

Attractions such as MAS Riverside Studios, Maclaurin Art Galleries, Robert Burns' Birthplace Museum and a number of golf courses and parks are all great reasons to visit Ayr. However, Stagecoach doesn’t just offer excellent value into the area, but many commuters, residents and other regular travelers can make excellent savings with our tickets and passes too. Whatever your reason to travel, Stagecoach is a convenient, comfortable and affordable way to get you there.


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Ayr bus tickets and passes

Here at Stagecoach, we have a range of passes and tickets to safely get you to wherever you need to be. Our single and return tickets offer excellent value, especially when compared to costs of Ayr taxi and train fares. However, if you’re making multiple trips, we recommend our dayrider and megarider tickets, offering unlimited Stagecoach travel in the Ayr area for 24 hours – or a longer duration of your choice.

For more regular travelers, our passes can provide some serious savings. Check out our weekly, over a week and longer than a month megarider tickets if you’re a regular commuter or resident. We also offer student and unirider passes, as well as concession tickets, but don’t forget to bring the relevant ID along with you on your travels.

You can pay for all of our Ayr tickets and passes online, or with the Stagecoach app – available to both Apple and Android users.

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Don’t worry – if you’d rather keep it old school, you can still pay in cash directly to the driver when you travel. Selected lines can also accept contactless card payments, if you’ve forgotten to bring your change.

Popular Ayr routes

Looking for somewhere to go in Ayr? Explore popular bus routes below.


Climbing the X77 Ayr busVisit the surrounding areas - Ayr

Live or work in Ayr, and fancy a day out? Stagecoach also offers plenty of routes to well-travelled surrounding areas.

Looking to soak up some culture? Visit the Scottish Opera and Ballet or explore a number of museums with the X77 to Glasgow – calling in areas such as Prestwick and Hansel Village along the way.

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Take the worries out of travelling with Stagecoach – our services in Ayr operate frequently, 7 days a week so don’t worry about booking way in advance. Take a look at our timetable to see when your bus is next passing your stop.

Plan your journey and find out how much you can save with Stagecoach today, either by looking at our journey planner or by downloading the Stagecoach app.

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stagecoach bus drivingBus routes around Ayr

Other popular Ayr routes include the 52, 585 and 43.

The 52 will get you to Bellsbank in just under an hour (traffic permitting).

Catch the 585 for a trip even further out, landing in Largs after stopping in areas such as Prestwick, Irvine and West Kilbride on the way.

Take the 43 to Mauchline, and take advantage of the great outdoors at many of their countryside beauty spots.

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Due to the wide range of bus passes that we offer, there’s no need to spend your money on a taxi. Ranging from singles to megariders, and discounted concession fares, there’s an affordable Stagecoach ticket for everyone in the Ayr area.

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Ayr Bus Station

Stagecoach West Scotland is the main bus station in Ayr, also acting as the central hub for travel in surrounding areas of South Ayrshire, Cumnock and Doon Valley. Located within walking distance of the River Ayr, areas of interest like Ayr Academy, The Gaiety Theatre and St John’s Tower are right on its doorstep.

If you’re staying in Ayr, a number of hotels and lodges are also a short stroll away – including Horizon, Kildonan, Arrrandale and Daviot Guest House – making your trip even easier. If you’re simply waiting to catch your next service, why not grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafes, restaurants and takeaways nearby, or browse the many stores at Ayr Central to pass the time?


Travel in Ayr

Looking to travel around one of Scotland’s most beautiful seaside resorts? While it’s not one to be missed, the cost of taxi fares and train tickets can soon add up. But don’t worry – Stagecoach offers a more affordable service, without compromising on quality or comfort. 

Whether you’re a regular traveler, or just passing through, our wide range of tickets and passes offer ultimate value to all of our passengers. And with so many different ways to pay, you’ll never be caught in a pinch. You can hop on our services at any stop en route, with services coming as quickly as every 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can plan and pay for your journey in advance online or with the app.