There are 5 ways to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore by bus, train or car

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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

$46 - $69

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Bus, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Killoch Place (Miller Road) 58 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore

$64 - $88

Train  •  8 h 7 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 Perth
  4. Take the train from Perth to Aviemore

$61 - $98

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  9 h 21 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 Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street) to Halbeath, Kingdom Services 263
  3. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M90

$59 - $73

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Aviemore 219.4 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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

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The distance between Cairnryan and Aviemore is 258 km. The road distance is 351 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Cairnryan to Aviemore, including transfers.

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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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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, Glasgow Queen Street, and Perth in around 8 h 7 min.

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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $23
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Train from Perth to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $29
Virgin Trains East Coast
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Killoch Place (Miller Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street) to Halbeath, Kingdom Services
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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