Trains from Glasgow's Central Station will whisk you to a variety of Ayrshire towns. The trip to Ayr takes less than 1 hour, and a standard round-trip journey, which must be made in the same day, costs about £13. Stagecoach Express runs buses about twice an hour during the week from Glasgow's Buchanan Street bus terminal. Call Traveline Scotland (tel. 0871/200-2233) for specific journey times. By car, simply take the M77 south out of Glasgow, and it will take you straight to Ayr.
The Ayr Tourist Information Centre is at 22 Sandgate, Ayr (tel. 01292/678-100; www.ayrshire-arran.com). It's open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.