There are 7 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  •  7 h 16 min

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

$50 - $119

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express / ...

$37 - $50

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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

$71 - $190

Bus, train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to York

$51 - $69

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to York 220.4 miles

$45 - $70

Car ferry to Belfast City, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  8 h 2 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

$94 - $267

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York

$108 - $359

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to York is to bus which costs £28 - £40 and takes 9 h 26 min.

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

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Cairnryan to York, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to York. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at York, Blossom Street (Odeon Building) via Stranraer, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 26 min.

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The nearest airport to York is Leeds Bradford (LBA) Airport which is 24.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include Manchester (MAN) (64.1 miles), Newcastle (NCL) (79.2 miles), East Midlands (EMA) (79.3 miles) and Liverpool (LPL) (84.8 miles).

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to York.
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  • Distance: 173.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

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 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to York via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) in around 9 h 26 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 Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Glasgow Central to York
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$18 - $28
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Glasgow Central to York
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $120
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$21 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $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
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
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stranraer to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$165

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