There are 3 ways to get from Cairnryan to Kendal by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$37 - $78

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District

$92 - $183

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Kendal 151.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Kendal is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Kendal is to drive which takes 2 h 48 min and costs £24 - £40.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Kendal is 163 km. The road distance is 243 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Cairnryan to Kendal, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Cairnryan, Scotland and Kendal, England?

You can take a train from Cairnryan to Kendal via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Oxenholme Lake District in around 6 h 56 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
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 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $23
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators

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