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

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Bus  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus, line 358 bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street 60 / ...
  2. Take the line 358 bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

$11 - $16

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ayr to Cairnryan 45.6 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Cairnryan 45.6 miles

$9 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Cairnryan is to bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 1 h 56 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ayr, Bus Station station and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 56 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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The best way to get from Ayr to Cairnryan without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £7 - £10.

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The bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Post Office takes 1 h 56 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Ayr to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station.

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Ayr to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Cairnryan, Post Office station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Cairnryan is 46 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Ayr to Cairnryan.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 37.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

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

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Ayr to Cairnryan twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Ayr to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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