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There are 7 ways to get from Fort William to Cairnryan by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston 1
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central Train Station to Larne Harbour 2
  4. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$140 - $261

Cheapest option

Bus, train, car ferry  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 600
  2. Take the bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Dublin Airport 717
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a
  4. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour 2
  5. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$78 - $172

5 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry via Dublin Airport  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston 1
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a
  3. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour 2
  4. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$108 - $217

Train, bus, car ferry  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston 1
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...
  3. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour 2
  4. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$121 - $225

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Larne
  2. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$90 - $186

Fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Edinburgh (EDI) ORK - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal

$79 - $233

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h

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

$90 - $248

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Cairnryan is to bus and train and car ferry which costs 65€ - 150€ and takes 14 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Cairnryan is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Cairnryan is 415 km.

The best way to get from Fort William to Cairnryan without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 11 h 31 min and costs 120€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 31 min to get from Fort William to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cork Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Ryanair, Flybe, British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Cork Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Cork Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs 9€ - 12€.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 259.2 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 31 min

What companies run services between Fort William, Ireland and Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Fort William to Cairnryan. However, you can take the taxi to Cork Kent, take the train to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, take the tram to Busáras, take the walk to Connolly, 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, then take the car ferry to Cairnryan. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort William to Cairnryan via Summerhill North, Cork Kent, Heuston, Heuston Station, Victoria Quay, Dublin Airport, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Great Victoria Street, Larne Harbour, and Larne in around 12 h 17 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Cork to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
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
Train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
Transport for Ireland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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

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