There are 6 ways to get from Cairnryan to York by bus, train, car, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train via Carlisle  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to York

$66 - $131

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Leeds City Centre, Corn Exchange (Corn Exchange Bus Point) Zap

$48 - $59

4 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 40 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

$72 - $213

Bus, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to York

$53 - $72

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to York 220.4 miles

$45 - $70

Car ferry, fly, train  •  7 h 54 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

$98 - $276

What companies run services between Cairnryan, 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 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to York via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Manchester, Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House), Leeds City Centre, Corn Exchange (Corn Exchange Bus Point), and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) in around 9 h 33 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Train from Glasgow Central to York
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to York
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$40 - $70
1st Class
$80 - $130
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
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stranraer to Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Burnley & Pendle
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Leeds City Centre, Corn Exchange (Corn Exchange Bus Point)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.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
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$42
Small Car
$180

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cairnryan to York?

The distance between Cairnryan and York is 278 km. The road distance is 353 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to York?

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to York is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 9 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cairnryan to York?

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

Is there a direct bus between Cairnryan and York?

No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to York. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at York, Rougier Street (Central Interchange) via Stranraer, Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 33 min.

How long does it take to get from Cairnryan to York?

It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from Cairnryan to York, including transfers.