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

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  •  5 h 49 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 Dundee

$50 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9 / ...

$30 - $53

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 14 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

$60 - $78

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  7 h 42 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 Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre 263

$51 - $54

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Dundee 161.4 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a train from Cairnryan to Dundee via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 6 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to Dundee via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Buchanan Bus Station, and Broxden, Park and Ride in around 6 h 14 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
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Bus operators
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
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
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
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 Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cairnryan to Dundee?

The distance between Cairnryan and Dundee is 210 km. The road distance is 258 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Dundee?

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Dundee is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2 h 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cairnryan to Dundee?

The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Dundee is to drive which takes 2 h 58 min and costs £24 - £40.

Is there a direct bus between Cairnryan and Dundee?

No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Dundee. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Dundee City Centre, Bus Station via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Buchanan Bus Station and Broxden, Park and Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 14 min.

How long does it take to get from Cairnryan to Dundee?

It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Cairnryan to Dundee, including transfers.