University Hospital Ayr
Ayr lies on the southern outskirts of Ayr on the
Dalmellington (A713) Road, It is a District General Hospital
providing medical and surgical services on an inpatient, day case
and outpatient basis. It is the main Accident and Emergency service
for South Ayrshire. It provides a number of Ayrshire-wide services
including Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology and Audiology.
- New timetable -
from Monday 4 June 2012 Stagecoach bus service between University
Hospitals Ayr and Crosshouse - Route 24/24A is changing to a
By train: Half hour service from Glasgow Central
Station to Ayr Station, Ayr Town Centre, from where local bus/taxi
services are available to University Hospital Ayr.
Glasgow to Ayr:
Monday to Sunday via Paisley, Johnstone, Kilwinning, Irvine, Troon,
Prestwick Airport, Prestwick Town, Newton on Ayr - Ayr
Monday to Sunday via Ayr - Prestwick Town - Prestwick International
Airport - Troon - Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock to Ayr, Girvan and Stranraer:
Monday to Sunday via Kilmarnock, Troon, Prestwick Airport,
Prestwick, Newton-on-Ayr, Ayr, Maybole, Girvan, Barrhill,
Glasgow to Ardrossan and Brodick:
Monday to Sunday, via Paisley, Ardrossan Harbour, Brodick
For more information on travelling by train see our travel
information, by train section.
Direct bus routes - travel by bus
Details on local bus routes can be obtained from Stagecoach West
Scotland, Sandgate, Ayr
KA7 1DD, Tel: 01292 613500
From Glasgow: Half hour service from Glasgow
Buchanan Bus Station through Kilmarnock and Prestwick to Ayr Town
Centre, from where local bus/taxi services are available. There is
also an Express bus service from Glasgow.
For more information on travelling by bus including direct hospital
bus routes see our travel information, by bus, section.
Travelling by car
Glasgow heading to Ayr:
M8 to junction 22 towards Kilmarnock M77 continue on to A77
following signposts for Ayr, take first available left exit off
Monkton roundabout on to A77, continue onto Whitletts roundabout,
travel straight through Whitletts roundabout to Mainholm roundabout
travel straight through to Dalmellington roundabout. Take first
available left exit off Dalmellington roundabout on to A713. Drive
along Dalmellington road past Ailsa Hospital. Take next turning on
the right for Ayr hospital.
University Hospital Ayr is signposted from the Dalmellington
Roundabout. Drive along Dalmellington road past Ailsa Hospital.
Take next turning on the right for Ayr hospital.
To plan your journey to University Hospital Ayr you can click on
the following link to the Transport Direct journey planner.
Relatives and visitors are welcome to use the hospital car park
opposite the main entrance.
Spaces are limited and we would ask you not to bring your own car
to the hospital for the duration of your stay. You may drop
patients at the main entrance but please do not park there as this
causes an obstruction to ambulances and the disabled.
Please do not leave any items lying visible in your car and ensure
that your car is well secured.
There are several disabled parking facilities close to the hospital
If you require assistance we provide a valet parking service.
To use this service, drive into the ambulance bay at the Accident
and Emergency Department where there is a signposted telephone on
the right hand side, which allows you to speak to the
The porters will allow you adequate time to leave your vehicle and
will then drive it to the main hospital car park. When you are
ready to leave the hospital, return to the portering department
within the Accident & Emergency Department where arrangements
will be made for a porter to collect your vehicle.
NHS Ayrshire & Arran has comprehensive insurance cover
in respect of this service.