There are 4 ways to get from Cairnryan to Durham 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  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle

$42 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station 685

$30 - $49

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 50 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

$69 - $183

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Durham 171.3 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Durham via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Carlisle, Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station), and Eldon Square Bus Station in around 7 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cairnryan to Durham via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, and Glasgow Central in around 7 h 50 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $25
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
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $15
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stranraer to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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
$11 - $16
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
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
$20
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cairnryan to Durham?

The distance between Cairnryan and Durham is 221 km. The road distance is 274 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Durham is to bus which costs £21 - £35 and takes 7 h 38 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Durham is to drive which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £25 - £40.

Is there a direct bus between Cairnryan and Durham?

No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Durham. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Durham, Bus Station via Stranraer, Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) and Eldon Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 38 min.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Cairnryan to Durham, including transfers.