There are 6 ways to get from Cairnryan to Leeds by bus, train, car, car ferry or plane

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  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Leeds

$50 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Preston, Lancashire
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street) 280 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street) to Leeds City Centre, Woodhouse Lane (Merrion Centre) X84

$38 - $46

4 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 4 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 Leeds

$141 - $210

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Leeds 229.3 miles

$45 - $75

Car ferry to Belfast City, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) BHD - LBA

$85 - $223

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$101 - $349

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Leeds is to bus which costs £28 - £35 and takes 10 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Leeds is to drive which takes 4 h 8 min and costs £35 - £55.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Leeds is 260 km. The road distance is 367 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Cairnryan to Leeds, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Leeds. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Leeds City Centre, Woodhouse Lane (Merrion Centre) via Stranraer, Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) and Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 24 min.

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

You can take a train from Cairnryan to Leeds via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, and Glasgow Central in around 9 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to Leeds via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Preston, Lancashire, Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38), and Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street) in around 10 h 24 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
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 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
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
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stranraer to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stranraer to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$171

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