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There are 3 ways to get from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms 500

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Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet 45.3 miles

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet 45.3 miles

Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet by bus

The bus journey time between Cairnryan and Gatehouse of Fleet is around 4h 9m and covers a distance of around 53 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 31m. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 54m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, the Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet bus service departs from Cairnryan, Old Pier and arrives in Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Typically 33 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
1h 37m
Layover time:
2h 31m
Total time:
4h 9m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
1h 54m
Bus distance:
53 miles
Buses per week:
33
Cheapest price:
£7
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:28
Last bus departs at:
23:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Old Pier and arriving at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms via Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 37m.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Gatehouse of Fleet is 34 miles. The road distance is 45.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet without a car is to bus which takes 2h 37m and costs £7 - £12.

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It takes approximately 2h 37m to get from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet, including transfers.

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Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal station.

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Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet is 45 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet.

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  • Distance: 34.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 37m

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Scotland and Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland?

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms every 4 hours. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 1h 22m.

Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Cairnryan to Gatehouse of Fleet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Radio Taxis
Phone
+44 1776 704 988
McLeans Taxis
Phone
+44 71776 703 343
Website
mcleanstaxis.com
A 2 B Taxis
Phone
+44 1776 700 070

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