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Duration 3h 22m
Distance 78.5 miles
Average price £17
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average bus between East Kilbride and Cairnryan takes 3h 22m and the fastest bus takes 2h 53m. The bus service runs several times per day from East Kilbride to Cairnryan. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Line 18 bus, bus

  1. Saint Leonards, Whitemoss Roundabout
  2. Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Cairnryan
4h 3m
£18 - £25

East Kilbride to Cairnryan bus times

Buses run three times a day between East Kilbride and Cairnryan. The service departs East Kilbride at 15:24 in the afternoon, which arrives into Cairnryan at 18:30. All services require a transfer at Glasgow, Queen St (Tourist Centre) and take an average of 3h 22m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Saint Leonards, Whitemoss Roundabout and arriving at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Cairnryan is 64 miles. The road distance is 78.5 miles.

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East Kilbride to Cairnryan bus services, operated by First Glasgow, depart from Saint Leonards, Whitemoss Roundabout station.

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East Kilbride to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at £75 per night.

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