There are 5 ways to get from Dundee to Cairnryan by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$46 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$36 - $49

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$59 - $74

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street) 263

$57

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Dundee to Cairnryan 161.3 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dundee station to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office via Buchanan Bus Station and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Dundee and Cairnryan is 131 miles. The road distance is 161.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Dundee to Cairnryan without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Dundee to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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Dundee to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Dundee City Centre, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Dundee to Cairnryan is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 6 min.

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Dundee to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dundee to Cairnryan is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Dundee to Cairnryan.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dundee to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 131.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

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

You can take a bus from Dundee to Cairnryan via Buchanan Bus Station and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal in around 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dundee to Cairnryan via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court (Buchanan Street), Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 6 h 6 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Ayr, Town Hall (New Bridge Street)
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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