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

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Bus, line 585 bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 923
  2. Take the line 585 bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) 585

$21 - $26

3 alternative options

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

$27

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 / ...

$29 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Ardrossan 65.5 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

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 Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 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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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Ardrossan without a car is to bus and line 585 bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Cairnryan to Ardrossan, including transfers.

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Cairnryan to Ardrossan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Cairnryan to Ardrossan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Ardrossan is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Cairnryan to Ardrossan.

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There are 244+ hotels available in Ardrossan. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Ardrossan.
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  • Distance: 47.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Ardrossan via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) in around 3 h 30 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
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Kilwinning
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $3
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $5
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
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
$8
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
$9
Website
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
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilwinning, Coodham Place to Ardrossan, Park Road
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
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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