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There are 9 ways to get from Cairnryan to Bristol by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train via Carlisle  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$186 - $296

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Bus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express

$48 - $65

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Train  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wolverhampton
  4. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Bristol Temple Meads

$247 - $376

Train via Carlisle  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$209 - $327

Bus Megabus UK, train  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M11
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$106 - $179

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Bristol 381.4 miles

$80 - $120

Bus, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS

$75 - $192

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol  •  6 h 58 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 Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS

$77 - $177

Bus, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads

$93 - $275

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Bristol is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 13 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Bristol is to bus and fly which costs £55 - £150 and takes 6 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at Bristol Bus & Coach Station via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 40 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Bristol is 264 miles. The road distance is 381.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Bristol without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 50 min and costs £140 - £230.

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It takes approximately 10 h 50 min to get from Cairnryan to Bristol, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Bristol is to train which takes 11 h 13 min and costs £180 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 13 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Cairnryan to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 264.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Cairnryan to Bristol via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Wolverhampton in around 11 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to Bristol via Glasgow in around 13 h 40 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Glasgow Central to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $250
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Wolverhampton to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Bristol is 381 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to drive from Cairnryan to Bristol.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport.

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