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There are 3 ways to get from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright by bus or car

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Bus via Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square X75 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square to Kirkcudbright, Johnston Place 862

$15 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Gatehouse of Fleet, Mill on the Fleet 500 / ...

$15 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright 52.4 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Kirkcudbright, Johnston Place via Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal and Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Kirkcudbright is 40 miles. The road distance is 52.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 37 min and costs £11 - £17.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright, including transfers.

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Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal station.

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Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Kirkcudbright, Johnston Place station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Kirkcudbright. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright.
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  • Distance: 40.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland and Kirkcudbright, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal, and Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square in around 3 h 37 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square to Kirkcudbright, Johnston Place
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Gatehouse of Fleet, Mill on the Fleet
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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