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

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Bus  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station X36 / ...

$22 - $37

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Bus, train  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Beresford Terrace 358 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

$34 - $46

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Stirling 107.2 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Stirling is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Stirling is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Stirling station. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at Stirling, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Stirling is 90 miles. The road distance is 107.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Stirling without a car is to bus which takes 3h 33m and costs £16 - £29.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Cairnryan to Stirling, including transfers.

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

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Cairnryan to Stirling bus services, operated by First, arrive at Stirling, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Stirling is 107 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Cairnryan to Stirling.

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There are 321+ hotels available in Stirling. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 90.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

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

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to Stirling via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 33m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
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
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 Stirling, Scotland
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Beresford Terrace
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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