There are 6 ways to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore

$60 - $82

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Bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel G10

$45 - $67

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Train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore

$73 - $99

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 58 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride X27 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M90

$72 - $84

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Aviemore 219.4 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Inverness (INV) GLA - INV
  4. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore

$151 - $309

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore is to bus which costs £30 - £55 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Aviemore. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 48 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Aviemore is 161 miles. The road distance is 219.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 50 min and costs £45 - £65.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore is to bus which takes 6 h 48 min and costs £30 - £55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £55 - £80 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Cairnryan to Aviemore bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel station.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore.
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  • Distance: 161 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Aviemore via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and Buchanan Bus Station in around 6 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cairnryan to Aviemore via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Central Station (Waterloo street), Glasgow, West George Lane, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 7 h 36 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
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 Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
LNER
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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