There are 6 ways to get from Aberdeen to Cairnryan by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. 923

$64 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. M9 / ...
  2. M9 / ...
  3. 923

$41 - $70

4 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 14 min

$73 - $93

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  10 h 55 min

  1. X7
  2. 263

$58 - $65

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. 225.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, car ferry  •  8 h 21 min

  1. ABZ - BHD

$103 - $303

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Cairnryan, Scotland?

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Cairnryan via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120), Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street), Kilmarnock, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 7 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Cairnryan via Broxden, Park and Ride, Buchanan Bus Station, and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach UK
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street)
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$172

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Aberdeen and Cairnryan is 302 km. The road distance is 361 km.

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Cairnryan is to bus which costs £30 - £55 and takes 7 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Cairnryan is to drive which takes 4 h 3 min and costs £35 - £55.

No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office via Broxden, Park and Ride, Buchanan Bus Station and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Aberdeen to Cairnryan, including transfers.