There are 3 ways to get from Cairnryan to Ardrossan by bus, train 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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Line 360 bus, bus, line 585 bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 360 bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) 358 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 58 / ...
  3. Take the line 585 bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) 585

$14 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus, train, line 11 bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Stranraer, Port Rodie 358 / ...
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Kilwinning
  4. Take the line 11 bus from Kilwinning, Coodham Place to Ardrossan, Park Road 11 / ...

$28 - $37

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Ardrossan 65.5 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Ardrossan is to line 360 bus and bus and line 585 bus which costs £10 - £15 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Ardrossan is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Ardrossan is 48 miles. The road distance is 65.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Cairnryan to Ardrossan, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Ardrossan. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) and Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Ardrossan via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) and Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) in around 3 h 42 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Ayr to Kilwinning
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $3
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilwinning, Coodham Place to Ardrossan, Park Road
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Wigtownshire Community T
Phone
01776 707500
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk

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