There are 6 ways to get from Cairnryan to Scottish Highlands by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Invergarry, Hotel (Invergarry Hotel) 915 / ...

$57 - $80

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Bus via Fort William, Bus Station  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Camp Site (Camping Ground) 919 / ...

$48 - $69

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Train, drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Kingussie
  4. Drive from Kingussie to Scottish Highlands

$81 - $113

Bus via Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 58 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Invergarry, Hotel (Invergarry Hotel) 915 / ...

$75 - $93

Bus, train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Abertarff Place (Tourist Information Centre) 919 / ...

$84 - $112

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Scottish Highlands 208.9 miles

$45 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Scottish Highlands is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Scottish Highlands is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Scottish Highlands is 150 miles. The road distance is 208.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Scottish Highlands without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 3 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 8 h 3 min to get from Cairnryan to Scottish Highlands, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Scottish Highlands is 209 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to drive from Cairnryan to Scottish Highlands.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Scottish Highlands. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 149.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 3 min

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Scotland and Scottish Highlands, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Scottish Highlands via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Buchanan Bus Station, and Invergarry, Hotel (Invergarry Hotel) in around 8 h 3 min.

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
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Kingussie
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Bus operators
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Invergarry, Hotel (Invergarry Hotel)
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Camp Site (Camping Ground)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Abertarff Place (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Camp Site (Camping Ground)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Abertarff Place (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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