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There are 4 ways to get from Dunoon to Machrihanish by bus, ferry or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dunoon, Cowal Cafe to Inveraray, Front Street
  2. Take the bus from Inveraray, Front Street to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus

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Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Dunoon Ferry Terminal to Gourock Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Campbeltown Ferry Terminal

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Dunoon Ferry Terminal to Gourock Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus

Drive

  1. Drive from Dunoon to Machrihanish

Dunoon to Machrihanish by bus

The bus journey time between Dunoon and Machrihanish is around 5h 45m and covers a distance of around 122 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by West Coast Motors and Scottish Citylink, the Dunoon to Machrihanish bus service departs from Dunoon, Cowal Cafe and arrives in Machrihanish, Turning Area. Typically 12 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

12 Weekly Buses
5h 45m Average Duration
£22 Cheapest Price
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Dunoon → Machrihanish
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The cheapest way to get from Dunoon to Machrihanish is to bus which costs £21 - £35 and takes 5h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Dunoon to Machrihanish is to drive which takes 2h 36m and costs £35 - £55.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dunoon to Machrihanish. However, there are services departing from Dunoon, Cowal Cafe and arriving at Machrihanish, Turning Area via Inveraray, Front Street and Campbeltown, Bus Terminus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Dunoon and Machrihanish is 48 miles. The road distance is 119.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Dunoon to Machrihanish without a car is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs £21 - £35.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Dunoon to Machrihanish, including transfers.

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Dunoon to Machrihanish bus services, operated by West Coast Motors, depart from Dunoon, Cowal Cafe station.

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Dunoon to Machrihanish bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Campbeltown, Bus Terminus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dunoon to Machrihanish is 119 miles. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Dunoon to Machrihanish.

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There are six+ hotels available in Machrihanish. Prices start at £87 per night.

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  • Distance: 48.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Dunoon, Scotland and Machrihanish, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Dunoon to Machrihanish via Inveraray, Front Street and Campbeltown, Bus Terminus in around 5h 45m.

Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inveraray, Front Street to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £21
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Dunoon Ferry Terminal to Gourock Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£2 - £4
Car
£9 - £11
Ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Campbeltown Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£7 - £9
Car
£40 - £45

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