There are 3 ways to get from Blackpool to Cairnryan by train, bus 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.

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Train, bus  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle to Stranraer National Express

$56 - $127

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$112 - $243

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Blackpool to Cairnryan 204.3 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Blackpool to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blackpool to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Blackpool and Cairnryan is 113 miles. The road distance is 204.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Blackpool to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Blackpool, England and Cairnryan, Scotland?

You can take a train from Blackpool to Cairnryan via Preston, Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 7 h 47 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Bus operators

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