There are 5 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

$19 - $28

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 30 min

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

$28 - $33

Line 360 bus, bus, train  •  3 h 34 min

  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, Killoch Place (Miller Road) 58 / ...
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$22 - $27

Train  •  3 h 57 min

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

$31 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow 80.1 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 37 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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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow, including transfers.

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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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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, Scotland and Glasgow, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Cairnryan to Glasgow 5 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $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 Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
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
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
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
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Killoch Place (Miller Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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