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There are 7 ways to get from Cairnryan to Liverpool by bus, train, car ferry, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Liverpool Lime Street

$71 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill 060

$44 - $61

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Train  •  8h 26m

  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 Liverpool Lime Street

$117 - $161

Car ferry  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  3. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool

$70 - $169

Drive  •  4h 1m

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Liverpool 228.7 miles

$45 - $75

Car ferry, train to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Liverpool  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
  3. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Liverpool (LPL) BFS - LPL

$74 - $231

Bus, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  7h 14m

  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 Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$83 - $233

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Liverpool is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Liverpool is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill via Glasgow and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Cairnryan to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan and arriving at Liverpool via Belfast and Douglas, Isle of Man. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 10m.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Liverpool is 137 miles. The road distance is 228.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Liverpool without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 54m and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 7h 54m to get from Cairnryan to Liverpool, including transfers.

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Cairnryan to Liverpool bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Liverpool is to train which takes 8h 26m and costs £85 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Liverpool Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 136.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 54m

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

You can take a train from Cairnryan to Liverpool via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, and Glasgow Central in around 8h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to Liverpool via Glasgow and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 9h 35m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
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
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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Cairnryan to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Liverpool is 229 miles. It takes approximately 4h 1m to drive from Cairnryan to Liverpool.

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easyJet offers flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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