There are 5 ways to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 5m

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

£14 - £20

Cheapest option

Bus via Ayr  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Bus Station 358 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Bath Street X77

£12 - £18

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2h 27m

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

Bus, train via Girvan  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Girvan, Rail station 358 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

£18 - £46

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow 80.9 miles

£13 - £20

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to bus via Ayr which costs £12 - £18 and takes 3h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 36m.

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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 80.9 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 £14 - £20.

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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 81 miles. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow.

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  • Distance: 69 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 £14 - £20 and the journey takes 2h 5m.

Train operators
ScotRail
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
scotrail.co.uk
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
£14 - £20
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, Post Office to Girvan, Rail station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Bath Street
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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