There are 10 ways to get from Cairnryan to Bristol by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  9 h 31 min

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

$175 - $281

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Bristol National Express

$39 - $54

8 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 51 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 Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$251 - $391

Bus via Shudehill Interchange  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Cabot Circus M35

$51 - $78

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Bristol 381.4 miles

$80 - $120

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol  •  6 h 53 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

$76 - $177

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow, Thomas Graham Building (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  4. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS

$88 - $208

Bus, train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS

$78 - $243

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Cardiff  •  8 h 24 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 Cardiff (CWL) GLA - CWL
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads

$106 - $317

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow, Thomas Graham Building (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  4. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL
  5. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads

$113 - $298

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Bristol is to bus which costs £29 - £45 and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Bristol is to drive which takes 6 h 26 min and costs £60 - £90.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Bristol is 423 km. The road distance is 610 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 31 min to get from Cairnryan to Bristol, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Bristol. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Bristol via Stranraer and Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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

You can take a train from Cairnryan to Bristol via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Birmingham New Street in around 10 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to Bristol via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, and Birmingham in around 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Train operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
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 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
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 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $23
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 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
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
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 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
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 Stranraer to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stranraer to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stranraer to Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Thomas Graham Building (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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