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

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Bus  •  3 h 48 min

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

$27 - $37

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Bus via Falkirk, Grahamston Station (At Grahamston Station)  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Grahamston Station (At Grahamston Station) X37

$24 - $32

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$40 - $54

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Falkirk 103.9 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Falkirk is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Falkirk is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Falkirk station. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Falkirk, Grahamston Station (At Grahamston Station) via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Falkirk is 87 miles. The road distance is 103.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Falkirk without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 48 min and costs £20 - £29.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Cairnryan to Falkirk, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Falkirk is to bus which takes 3 h 48 min and costs £20 - £29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Cairnryan to Falkirk bus services, operated by First, arrive at Falkirk, Grahamston Station (At Grahamston Station).

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Falkirk is 104 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Cairnryan to Falkirk.

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  • Distance: 86.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Cairnryan to Falkirk every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cairnryan to Falkirk via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Central Station (Waterloo street), Glasgow, West George Lane, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 4 h 34 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
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
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