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

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Bus

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

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Bus via Ayr

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Old Pier to Ayr, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Bath Street

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

Drive

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow

Cairnryan to Glasgow by bus

The bus journey time between Cairnryan and Glasgow is around 2h 11m and covers a distance of around 83 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 5m. Operated by Scottish Citylink, the Cairnryan to Glasgow bus service departs from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arrives in Buchanan Bus Station. Typically 21 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
2h 11m
Fastest bus time:
2h 5m
Bus distance:
83 miles
Buses per week:
21
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:15
Last bus departs at:
18:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cairnryan to Glasgow bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to bus via Ayr which costs £10 - £17 and takes 4h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Glasgow is 69 miles. The road distance is 80.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow without a car is to bus which takes 2h 5m and costs £16 - £23.

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The bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station takes 2h 5m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Glasgow is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow.

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  • Distance: 68.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost £16 - £23 and the journey takes 2h 5m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Old Pier to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Bath Street
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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