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

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Train  •  8 h 39 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 York

$69 - $196

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Bus  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express / ...

$46 - $95

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Bus, train via Newcastle  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Newcastle
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Northallerton
  4. Take the train from Northallerton to York

$54 - $87

Bus, train  •  9 h 11 min

  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 Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to York

$55 - $118

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to York 220.4 miles

$45 - $70

Car ferry to Belfast City, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 45 min

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

$104 - $285

Bus, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 42 min

  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 York

$98 - $255

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to York is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to York. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at York, Blossom Street via Glasgow and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and York is 174 miles. The road distance is 220.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to York without a car is to train which takes 8 h 39 min and costs £50 - £150.

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It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to get from Cairnryan to York, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to York is to train which takes 8 h 39 min and costs £50 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £75 and takes 10 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Cairnryan to York bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to York.
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  • Distance: 173.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Cairnryan to York via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, and Glasgow Central in around 8 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to York via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn in around 10 h 17 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 Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
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 Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Dumfries to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $35
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to York
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to York
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$75 - $120
Train from Newcastle to Northallerton
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Northallerton to York
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$23 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Northallerton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Northallerton to York
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Train from Manchester Airport to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from Northallerton to York
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $24
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus 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
$168

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to York is 220 miles. It takes approximately 4 h to drive from Cairnryan to York.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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