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

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Bus  •  5h 45m

  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

$43 - $65

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Beresford Terrace 358 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore

$65 - $88

Bus, night train  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station X36 / ...
  3. Take the night train from Stirling to Aviemore

$46 - $72

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Aviemore 219.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 5h 45m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Aviemore. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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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 which takes 5h 45m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m 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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Cairnryan to Aviemore bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Aviemore is 219 miles. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Cairnryan to Aviemore.

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There are 271+ hotels available in Aviemore. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore.
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  • Distance: 161 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Aviemore via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5h 45m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Stirling to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
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
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Beresford Terrace
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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 Glasgow to Stirling, Scotland
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express

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