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There are 5 ways to get from Cairnryan to Gleneagles by bus, train, plane or car ferry

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Bus, train to Glasgow, fly  •  19h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Johannesburg (JNB) GLA - JNB

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Bus, bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  19h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Johannesburg (JNB) EDI - JNB

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Car ferry to Belfast City, fly  •  19h 57m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Johannesburg (JNB) BHD - JNB

Bus, train, train to Newcastle, fly  •  23h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  4. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Johannesburg (JNB) NCL - JNB

Bus, train, train to Manchester, fly  •  22h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  4. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  5. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Johannesburg (JNB) MAN - JNB
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gleneagles is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gleneagles is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gleneagles is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Gleneagles is to bus and fly which costs £240 - £900 and takes 19h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Gleneagles is to bus and fly which costs £240 - £900 and takes 19h 32m.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Gleneagles is 9569 km.

It takes approximately 19h 35m to get from Cairnryan to Gleneagles, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Johannesburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 35m and has one stopover.

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Gleneagles is 2h ahead of Cairnryan. It is currently 9:15 PM in Cairnryan and 11:15 PM in Gleneagles.

KLM, Lufthansa, Emirates and British Airways offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Gleneagles.
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  • Distance: 9568.5 km
  • Duration: 19h 35m

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Scotland and Gleneagles, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Cairnryan to Gleneagles. However, you can take the bus to Ayr station, take the walk to Ayr, take the train to Paisley Gilmour Street, take the walk to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the line 757 bus to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building, take the walk to Glasgow airport, fly to Johannesburg, take the walk to OR Tambo Airport, take the train to Marlboro, take the train to Park, then take the taxi to Gleneagles. Alternatively, you can take the car ferry to Belfast, take the walk to Belfast Heron Road, take the line 94 bus to Belfast Holywood Exchange, take the walk to Belfast Knocknagoney Tesco, take the bus to Belfast Tillysburn Park, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to Johannesburg, take the walk to OR Tambo Airport, take the train to Marlboro, take the train to Park, then take the taxi to Gleneagles.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 12 000
Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg via Belfast City, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 12 000
Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Durban
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 12 000
Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Capetown
Ave. Duration
18h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 12 000
Flights from Belfast City to Johannesburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 21 000
Flights from Belfast City to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Capetown
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 24 000
Flights from Belfast City to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Durban
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 23 000
Flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 35 000
Flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Durban
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 35 000
Flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Capetown
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 35 000
Flights from Newcastle to Johannesburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 22 000
Flights from Newcastle to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Durban
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 23 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 12 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Capetown
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 12 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Durban
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 12 000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 14 000
Flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 27 000
Flights from Newcastle to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 22 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 14 000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 9 000 - R 14 000
Flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 39 000
Flights from Newcastle to Johannesburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 24 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 13 000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg via Dubai
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 12 000
Flights from Newcastle to Johannesburg via Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 23 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 12 000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg via Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 9 000 - R 27 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 10 500 - R 11 500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Newcastle to Johannesburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 26 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 14 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 14 000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R 9 500 - R 36 000
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 15 000
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from Belfast City to Johannesburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 21 000
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 34 000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 17 000
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 14 000
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R 160 - R 450
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
R 160 - R 230
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
R 350 - R 450
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
R 220 - R 650
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
R 220 - R 320
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
R 490 - R 650
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
R 190 - R 550
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
R 190 - R 280
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
R 430 - R 550
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R 340 - R 3 100
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
R 340 - R 480
Anytime Day Single
R 1 300 - R 2 000
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
R 2 100 - R 3 100
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R 800 - R 1 300
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
R 340 - R 490
Off-Peak Day Single
R 600 - R 950
Anytime Day Single
R 800 - R 1 300
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R 1 200 - R 1 800
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
R 460 - R 650
Off-Peak Day Single
R 900 - R 1 400
Anytime Day Single
R 1 200 - R 1 800
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R 360 - R 550
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
R 200 - R 280
Off-Peak Day Single
R 260 - R 400
Anytime Day Single
R 360 - R 550
Bus operators
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
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
R 330 - R 470
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
R 190 - R 280
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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