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  1. Scotland
  2. Ayrshire
  3. Getting here

Getting here

Ayrshire is very accessible by all modes of transport. There are excellent road, rail, air and sea links.

By road

From Glasgow and the central belt the easiest road access is via the M77 then A77 which passes through Ayr and follows the coast all the way down to Stranraer. From the south the best route is via the M74 then the A70 from Douglas to Ayr. Alternatively the A76 from Dumfries runs directly to Kilmarnock.

AA route planner

RAC route planner:


By rail

There is an excellent and frequent rail service from Glasgow to Stranraer with stops in all towns. The inland line from Dumfries connects the towns in East Ayrshire, such as Cumnock and Kilmarnock with the coastal route, and Glasgow and beyond.

Traveline Scotland:


By air

Prestwick (Glasgow Prestwick) Airport is located in the heart of Ayrshire. From Prestwick Airport flights are available to most domestic airports as well as an expanding range of international destinations. A short angling break in Ayrshire is now within reach of most European cities.


By sea

The ferry terminal in Troon has a fast ferry service with journey times from Larne in Northern Ireland under two hours. From Stranraer, just to the south of Ayrshire, there are a range of services to Ireland available.

Stena Line:

Tel: 08705 707 070

P&O Irish Sea Ltd:

Tel: 08702 424 777

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