There are 6 ways to get from Cairnryan to Dublin by car ferry, 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

Car ferry, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel 705-x

$57 - $129

Cheapest option

Train, fly  •  7 h 35 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 Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB

$53 - $167

4 alternative options

Car ferry, train, bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street 2
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras x2A / ...

Car ferry, train via Larne  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station 2
  3. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly

$72 - $155

Car ferry, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service

$81 - $104

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Drive from Larne to Dublin

$58 - $134

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Dublin is to car ferry and bus which costs £40 - £110 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Dublin is to car ferry and drive which costs £45 - £110 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Dublin is 124 miles.

It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Cairnryan to Dublin, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Dublin is Dublin (DUB) Airport which is 6.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Isle Of Man (IOM) (84.6 miles), Belfast City (BHD) (90.5 miles), Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) (92.3 miles) and Cork (ORK) (139.9 miles).

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 124.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Cairnryan to Dublin. However, you can take the car ferry to Larne, take the walk to Larne Harbour, take the train to Larne Town, take the walk to Larne Bus Station, take the line 256 bus to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the walk to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, then take the bus to The Gresham Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cairnryan to Dublin via Larne, Larne Harbour, Great Victoria Street, and Belfast, Europa Bus Centre in around 7 h.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$64
Standard Car
$90
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$165

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