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Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. 923

$20 - $29

Cheapest option

Line 360 bus, bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. 358 / ...
  2. 58 / ...

$18 - $24

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 58 min

$32 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. 80.1 miles

$17 - $25

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Cairnryan to Glasgow every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $26 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 58 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 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
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 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
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
$5 - $6
Schedules at
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
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cairnryan and Glasgow is 110 km. The road distance is 128 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to line 360 bus and bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 4 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to drive which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £12 - £19.

No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Glasgow. 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.

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