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There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Stranraer by train, car ferry, bus, car 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

Train, car ferry via Larne  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central Train Station to Larne Harbour 2
  3. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$95 - $185

Cheapest option

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$52 - $163

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Train, car ferry  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan

$109 - $132

Bus Bus Eireann, car ferry  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$92 - $176

Bus Aircoach, car ferry  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan

$94 - $110

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Stranraer

$108 - $152

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$67 - $194

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Stranraer is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 150€ and takes 7 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Stranraer is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 150€ and takes 7 h 21 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Stranraer is 192 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Stranraer without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 7 h 24 min and costs 80€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Dublin to Stranraer, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Stranraer. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14 min and costs 4€ - 11€.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Stranraer.
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  • Distance: 119.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Stranraer, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Stranraer. However, you can take the train to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, take the walk to Belfast Central Train Station, take the train to Larne Harbour, take the walk to Larne, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, then take the taxi to Stranraer. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Stranraer via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, Belfast Central Train Station, Sydenham, Belfast, Cairnryan, and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal in around 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central Train Station to Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
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 Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41

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