There are 7 ways to get from Cairnryan to Durham by bus, train, car, car ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, train via Edinburgh  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Durham

$61 - $146

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard National Express

$40 - $92

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) X75
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle

$61 - $117

Train  •  7 h 49 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 Durham

$62 - $170

Bus, train #2  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) X75
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  3. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station 685

$50 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Durham 171.3 miles

$35 - $55

Carferry, train, fly  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
  3. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Newcastle (NCL) BFS - NCL

$80 - $282

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cairnryan and Durham is 138 miles. The road distance is 171.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Durham without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Cairnryan to Durham, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Durham is to train which takes 7 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Durham is 171 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Cairnryan to Durham.

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easyJet offers flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 539+ hotels available in Durham. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Durham.
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  • Distance: 138.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Cairnryan to Durham via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, and Glasgow Central in around 7 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to Durham via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard, and Newcastle in around 8 h 28 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
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 Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Glasgow Central to Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $120
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Glasgow Central to Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $90
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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel)
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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