Launching on 30 May 2017, in partnership with SPT (Community), Leader, South Ayrshire Council, Barr Community Council and North Carrick Community Benefit Company the CB8 Barr to Girvan bus service now runs five times a day, four days a week. The Barr Bus is the first scheduled bus service Barr has had in over 10 years. It has designated stops in Barr and Girvan and operates as a hail and ride where there are no bus stops on the route. Service and emotional support animals can be carried on the CB8 free of charge. Please ensure you have a transport harness for the safety of the animal and other passengers.

Thanks to third year funding from those listed at the bottom of this page, the CB8 service has been secured until August 31st 2021.

The timetable effective from 15/7/19 is shown below:

The CB8 Barr to Girvan bus runs on a section 22 permit which allows for the charging of individual passengers and the acceptance of concession passes. The service became chargeable on the 3rd of July 2017 after an initial free trial period. Adult and child fares are available as single, return and 10 trip tickets for adults.

The CB8 fares table.


Route in Girvan effective 15-7-19

The CB8 travels from Girvan to Barr through some of Ayrshire’s most beautiful scenery. Travelling along the B749 it passes the Covenanters Church at Old Dailly before heading up and over Hadyard Hill. Here it runs through the “White Ladies” of Hadyard Hill Wind-farm before heading down “The Screws” into Barr Village. Set in a conservation area Barr Village is quite remote but  in an outstanding rural location. More information on Barr Village can be found Here



SACT CB8 views on route


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