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

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Bus  •  3 h 8 min

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

$20 - $27

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Train  •  3 h 57 min

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

$32 - $40

Line 360 bus, bus, line 4 bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the line 360 bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) 358 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 58 / ...
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) 4 / ...

$35

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow 80.1 miles

$17 - $25

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Glasgow station. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Glasgow is 69 miles. The road distance is 80.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to bus which takes 3 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 57 min.

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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 1 h 37 min to drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow.

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  • Distance: 69 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Cairnryan to Glasgow every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cairnryan to Glasgow via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, and Ayr in around 3 h 57 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
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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