Explore West Scotland By Bus

Getting to Glasgow by Bus

Find out more about bus journeys to Glasgow from Ayr, Kilmarnock and Dumfries.


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How to get from Ayr to Glasgow

You can catch the X77 Ayr to Glasgow bus from Ayr Bus Station, Tam’s Brig, Prestwick Toll, Ayr Road at Kingscroft Road, Prestwick Cross, Prestwick Airport, Hansel Village and Fenwick Stewarton Road.

The bus journey takes approximately one hour from Ayr to Glasgow and bus ticket cost from £6.80 for a single.

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How to get from Kilmarnock to Glasgow

You can catch the X76 Kilmarnock to Glasgow from Kilmarnock Bus Station and South Craigs (Glasgow Road). 

The bus journey takes approximately 40 minutes from Kilmarnock to Glasgow and bus tickets cost from £5.70 for a single. 
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How to get from Dumfries to Glasgow

You can catch the X74 from Dumfries to Glasgow from Whitesands, Heathhall, Amisfield (Main Road), Parkgate, Beattock Primary School, Moffat High Street, Abbington Service Area, Lesmahow School Road and Hamilton Bus Station.

The bus journey takes approximately 2 hours 10 minutes from Dumfries to Glasgow and tickets cost from £10 for a single.



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Ticket options

Whether you’re a regular commuter, heading out with a group of friends or a first time bus user, we’ve got the ticket for you.

Singles and returns - for a one off, one way journey or a return journey.

Dayrider - unlimited travel in your chosen zone/area.

Student tickets – take advantage of student discount with your valid Student ID. Find out more about our student tickets.

Concession tickets – travel for free on West Scotland services with your valid concession card.

Megarider tickets – unlimited travel within your chosen zone, available as 7 day or 4 week tickets. 


Group dayrider tickets – unlimited travel on your chosen service for up to four people travelling together:

From Ayr: £24 - £6 per person.

From Kilmarnock: £20.80 - £5.20 per person

From Dumfries: £42 - £10.50 per person


Kids for £1 - During school holidays, and during every weekend in December, up to four children can travel for £1 each on any of our buses, including these express routes when accompanied by an adult, including concession card holders. Find our more about kids for £1 here.

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Got some questions? We’ve got the answers...

How can I pay for my ticket? 

You can pay on board with cash, contactless and apple and android pay. You can also buy a ticket in advance online on a Stagecoach Smartcard or on the Stagecoach Bus App.

Where can I check bus times?

You can plan your journey and track live bus times on the Stagecoach Bus App.

You can download the timetables here:

Ayr to Glasgow X77

Kilmarnock to Glasgow X76

Dumfries to Glasgow X74

Do these buses run at the weekends?
Yes! These services run seven days a week. On Saturday nights the X77 and X76 late night buses run till 4am on Sunday mornings. Find out more about our night buses here.

Are the X77, X76 and X74 coaches accessible?
Yes, they are accessible to wheelchair users via a ramp or a wheelchair lift. Our disability help desk contact details are phone: 07736 892 253 or email: if you need any further information.

Why get the bus?
On board all of our express coaches there is free WiFi, charging points and comfy e-leather seats. You’ll be doing your bit for the environment – Stagecoach buses comply with Glasgow’s low emission zones and the latest Euro standards. Going by bus can take up to 75 cars off the road.

Can I take luggage on board the buses?
Yes! All of our coaches have storage space under the coach - just let the driver know if you need to put your luggage underneath.

Plan your express service journey now! 

Use the journey planner to the right to find bus times, simply put where you're going to and from, and our journey planner will do the rest! 

Or why not plan your bus journey while you're out and about?

You can use the Stagecoach Bus App to plan your journey from wherever you are - as long as you have your phone! Download the  app, choose ‘plan a journey’,   fill in the form and it will create your journey for you.

If that wasn't good enough, our app even has live bus tracking so you can see exactly where your bus is and find your nearest bus stop too - minimum effort required!


Where can I buy my ticket?

On board the bus...
Simply ask the driver of your bus for the ticket you need, we accept cash, contactless and apple/android pay, so don't worry if you don't have the correct change! 

Buy your tickets online and receive a Stagecoach Smart Card - an electronic card that stores your tickets securely! 
You can load more than one ticket onto your card, or have multiple cards registered to your account so you can add and manage all your family’s cards.

On the Stagecoach Bus App...
Buy your ticket on the app so you don't have to rummage around to find a paper ticket - as long as you have your phone you're good to go! The app is available for free on the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android), just search 'Stagecoach Bus' and download.



Are there any special offers?

Group Dayrider Tickets - travel for up to 4 persons (this can be any combination of adult or child)

The Ayr Glasgow Group Dayrider costs £24, meaning four of you can get to Glasgow and back for £6 each. It's valid for 1 day of unlimited travel on the X77 and X77N services between Ayr and Glasgow. 

The Kilmarnock Glasgow Group Dayrider costs £20.80 meaning four of you can get to Glasgow and back for £5.20 each! It's valid for 1 day of unlimited travel between Kilmarnock and Glasgow on the X76, X76N and X77 and X77N services. 


The West Scotland Connect Group Dayrider which you can use on the X74 is is £42.00. This is for a maximum of four people travelling together, so if you're heading from Dumfries to Glasgow with friends, you can get there and back for £10.50 each!

Not only that, the ticket actually allows you unlimited travel for the full day within West Scotland, so you can hop on and off our services when you're out and about! 





Glasgow is a vibrant, bustling city with something to suit all tastes and styles. There's shops, historic buildings, arts and culture venues and plenty pubs and restaurants. Our top picks for visitors are:

Buchanan Galleries 
SSE Hydro
Riverside Museum
Glasgow Science Centre
The Barras
Tennents Brewery




Kilmarnock is the second biggest town in Ayrshire, with many parks and outdoor spaces for you to wander around, along with a busy high street and a football stadium. Our top picks for visitors are:

Dean Castle Country Park
Burns Mall Shopping Centre
Kilmarnock Football Club
Burns Monument
The Palace Theatre



Ayr is a beautiful seaside town with a bustling high street, historic buildings and it is also the birthplace of the National Bard, Robert Burns. There's plenty to see and do, you can even visit the cottage where Burns was born! Our top picks for visitors are:

The Gaiety Theatre
Burns Cottage
Ayr Beach
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
Culzean Castle



Dumfries is a large town in the South West of Scotland and is home to Robert Burns house - where the bard wrote many of his best poems. Our top picks for visitors are:

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
Mabie Farm Park
Dalscone Farm Fun
Caerlavrock Castle
Dock Park
Robert Burns House