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

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$21 - $28

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Train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$32 - $40

Bus, line 358 bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) X76 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) 60 / ...
  3. Take the line 358 bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

$34

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan 80.7 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buchanan bus Station station to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Buchanan bus Station and Cairnryan is 69 miles. The road distance is 80.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan without a car is to bus which takes 3 h and costs £16 - £22.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan is to bus which takes 3 h and costs £16 - £22. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 69.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Buchanan bus Station, Scotland and Cairnryan, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buchanan bus Station to Cairnryan via Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 4 h 23 min.

Train operators
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 - $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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
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

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