There are 4 ways to get from Cairnryan to Dundee by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6 h 9 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

$55 - $70

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Bus  •  6 h 19 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

$33 - $49

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Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  7 h 47 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

$55

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 £26 - £40 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Dundee is to drive which costs £27 - £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, 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 19 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 train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs £40 - £55.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 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 train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs £40 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £40 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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Cairnryan to Dundee bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Broxden, Park and Ride 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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The nearest airport to Dundee is Dundee (DND) Airport which is 1.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Edinburgh (EDI) (39.2 miles), Aberdeen (ABZ) (58.7 miles), Glasgow (GLA) (70.3 miles) and Newcastle (NCL) (111.1 miles).

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There are 294+ hotels available in Dundee. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Dundee.
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  • Distance: 131.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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 9 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 19 min.

Train operators
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 3 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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $30
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
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
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
$37
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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