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

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Bus, train  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station Sl
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street

£7 - £22

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923

£16 - £21

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Paisley 78.4 miles

£13 - £19

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Paisley is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Paisley is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Paisley. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at Paisley, St Mirren Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 14m.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Paisley is 64 miles. The road distance is 78.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Paisley without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 20m and costs £7 - £22.

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It takes approximately 2h 20m to get from Cairnryan to Paisley, including transfers.

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

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Cairnryan to Paisley bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Paisley is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Cairnryan to Paisley.

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There are 1040+ hotels available in Paisley. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 64.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Cairnryan to Paisley 3 times a day. Tickets cost £14 - £20 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Bus operators
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Dodds of Troon
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 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
Scottish Citylink

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