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Southampton to Ayr by train

  • First train
    04:52
  • Last train
    23:00
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 59m
  • Distance
    547 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    28
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 18m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southampton to Ayr by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Ayr take around 7 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 547 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Ayr.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Ayr?

Journeys between Southampton and Ayr usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Southampton to Ayr every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 35 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Southampton to Ayr?

The Southampton to Ayr train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Southampton to Ayr train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Ayr is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:09, and the last at 23:48.

When to book Southampton to Ayr train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Southampton to Ayr by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Ayr?

More than one train company operates on the route from Southampton to Ayr, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Ayr to Southampton by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.