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

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Bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) 923

$28 - $43

3 alternative options

Train via Glasgow Queen Street  •  5 h 7 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 Edinburgh

$45 - $59

Train  •  5 h 31 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 Edinburgh

$46 - $100

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 drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 25 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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The distance between Cairnryan and Edinburgh is 99 miles. The road distance is 123.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Cairnryan to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Cairnryan to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cairnryan to Edinburgh via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 5 h 7 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 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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 (Stances 7 to 10)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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