There are 5 ways to get from Ayr to Cairnryan by bus, train, taxi or car

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

Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$14 - $19

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 / ...

$11 - $12

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$21 - $26

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ayr to Cairnryan 45.6 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Cairnryan 45.6 miles

$9 - $15

Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Cairnryan is to bus and line 358 bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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

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 Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Ayr to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Ayr to Cairnryan every 3 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Ayr to Cairnryan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 1 h 25 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
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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)
Ave. 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
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ayr to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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