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There are 4 ways to get from Ayr to Cairnryan by train, bus, taxi or car

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 37.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Ayr to Cairnryan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 1 hour 25 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Cairnryan via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) in around 2 hours 46 minutes.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Avg. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Cairnryan, Post Office
Avg. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

How far is it from Ayr to Cairnryan?

The distance between Ayr and Cairnryan is 60 km. The road distance is 73 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ayr to Cairnryan?

The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £9 and takes 58 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Ayr to Cairnryan?

The quickest way to get from Ayr to Cairnryan is to taxi which takes 58 minutes and costs £120.

Is there a direct bus between Ayr and Cairnryan?

No, there is no direct bus from Ayr to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 hours 46 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Ayr to Cairnryan?

It takes approximately 2 hours 22 minutes to get from Ayr to Cairnryan, including transfers.