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There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cairnryan by bus or car

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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$26 - $40

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Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cairnryan 122.6 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cairnryan is to bus which costs £20 - £29 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station station and arriving at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Cairnryan is 99 miles. The road distance is 122.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cairnryan without a car is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs £20 - £29.

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The bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal takes 3h 20m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Edinburgh to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Cairnryan is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Edinburgh to Cairnryan.

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There are 138+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 99 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Cairnryan twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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