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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$36 - $47

2 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 13 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

$109 - $238

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 bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 9 h 29 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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No, there is no direct bus from Blackpool to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Central, Buchanan Street and arriving at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal via Preston, Lancashire and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 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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The best way to get from Blackpool to Cairnryan without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Blackpool to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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Blackpool to Cairnryan bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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The best way to get from Blackpool to Cairnryan is to train which takes 8 h 13 min and costs £80 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 9 h 29 min.

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Blackpool to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackpool to Cairnryan is 204 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Blackpool to Cairnryan.

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Map of how to get from Blackpool to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 113.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Blackpool to Cairnryan via Preston, Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal in around 8 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Blackpool to Cairnryan via Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand, Preston, Lancashire, Glasgow, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 9 h 29 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
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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