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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$21 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus, line 358 bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) 60 / ...
  2. Take the line 358 bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

$18

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ayr to Cairnryan 45.6 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Cairnryan 45.6 miles

$9 - $15

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Cairnryan is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 58 min.

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The distance between Ayr and Cairnryan is 37 miles. The road distance is 45.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Ayr to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station 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 h 46 min.

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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 $17 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ayr to Cairnryan via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) in around 2 h 46 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ayr to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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