From the M6/M74 corridor up the west side of Britain and across Central Scotland, it is an easy and scenic drive to East Ayrshire from any of the following exits:
From the south
From the north
- follow the M77/A77 to Kilmarnock
- follow the A736 or A735 to Stewarton and Kilmarnock
The rail route from Carlisle to Glasgow Central via Dumfries stops at the East Ayrshire stations of New Cumnock, Auchinleck, Kilmarnock, Kilmaurs, Stewarton and Dunlop. (In summer, this train provides through travel from Newcastle on Tyne to Glasgow Central. In winter, the journey requires a change at Carlisle).
There are regular domestic and international flights into Glasgow Prestwick International Airport and Glasgow Airport, both of which allow easy access and public transport links to East Ayrshire.