There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Stranraer by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$28 - $40

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Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$27 - $39

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Train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$45 - $57

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Stranraer 128.6 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Stranraer is to bus which costs £21 - £30 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Stranraer is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) station and arriving at Stranraer, Port Rodie. Services depart every four hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Stranraer is 103 miles. The road distance is 128.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stranraer without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £21 - £30.

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The bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Stranraer, Port Rodie takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Edinburgh to Stranraer bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10).

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stranraer is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £21 - £30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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Edinburgh to Stranraer bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Stranraer is 129 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Edinburgh to Stranraer.

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  • Distance: 102.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Stranraer, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Stranraer every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Stranraer via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Ayr in around 4 h 23 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
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 Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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