There are 9 ways to get from Fort William to Cairnryan by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train, carferry  •  11 h 30 min

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

$140 - $261

Cheapest option

Bus, train, carferry  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay 707
  2. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour 2
  4. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$74 - $156

7 alternative options

Bus, carferry  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$78 - $167

Train, bus, carferry via Dublin Airport  •  12 h 11 min

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

$106 - $215

Train, bus, carferry  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  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 carferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$121 - $225

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 42 min

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

$90 - $186

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 36 min

  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

$91 - $247

Fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  6 h 51 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

$82 - $236

Fly to Campbeltown, drive  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Campbeltown (CAL) ORK - CAL
  2. Drive from Campbeltown to Cairnryan

$106 - $358

Questions & Answers

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 carferry which takes 11 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 30 min to get from Fort William to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cork Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Cork Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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

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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 30 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 Luas Stop, take the tram to Busáras Luas Stop, 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 carferry to Cairnryan. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort William to Cairnryan via Saint Patricks Quay, Mccurtain Street Cork, St. Patricks Quay, Dublin Airport, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Larne Bus Station, Larne Town, Larne Harbour, and Larne in around 11 h 49 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Cork to Campbeltown via London Heathrow, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Cork to Campbeltown via London Stansted, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Cork to Campbeltown via Birmingham, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Train operators
Irish Rail
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
Every 30 minutes
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 St. Patricks Quay to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Gobe
Website
gobe.ie
Bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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
Every 15 minutes
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
Every 3 hours
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
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92

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