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There are 3 ways to get from Cairnryan to Edinburgh by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station 923

$26 - $40

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 35 min

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

$33 - $44

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Edinburgh 123.4 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £20 - £29 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Edinburgh is 99 miles. The road distance is 123.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Edinburgh without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs £20 - £29.

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The bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Cairnryan to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Edinburgh is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Cairnryan to Edinburgh.

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There are 2238+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 99 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Cairnryan to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
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

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