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

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station M8 / ...

$23 - $47

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Bus, train  •  5 h 29 min

  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 Dundee

$49 - $63

Train  •  6 h 6 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 Dundee

$57 - $74

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Bus Station 358 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre 263

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Dundee 161.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Dundee is to bus which costs £17 - £40 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Dundee is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Dundee station. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at Dundee City Centre, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Dundee is 131 miles. The road distance is 161.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Dundee without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 4 min and costs £17 - £40.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Cairnryan to Dundee, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Dundee is to bus which takes 5 h 4 min and costs £17 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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Cairnryan to Dundee bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Dundee City Centre, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Dundee is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Cairnryan to Dundee.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Dundee.
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  • Distance: 131.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Dundee via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cairnryan to Dundee via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow, St Vincent Street, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 6 h 6 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
58 min
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 Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.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 Dundee, Scotland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
National Express
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Beresford Terrace
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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