There are 2 ways to get from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright by bus or car

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Bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square (Queen Street) 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square (Queen Street) to Kirkcudbright, Johnston Place 862

$24

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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 (Police Station) and Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square (Queen Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 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 14 min and costs £19.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright, including transfers.

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Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police 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 181+ hotels available in Kirkcudbright. Prices start at $78 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 14 min

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

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Kirkcudbright via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), and Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square (Queen Street) in around 3 h 14 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square (Queen Street)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newton Stewart, Dashwood Square (Queen Street) to Kirkcudbright, Johnston Place
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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