There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan by train, bus, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$31 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$23 - $37

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  2. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl

$31 - $36

Train, bus, line 358 bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Smith Street to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) 60 / ...
  3. Take the line 358 bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

$24 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan 81.3 miles

$17 - $26

Towncar  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Cairnryan 81.3 miles

$230 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Cairnryan is 66 miles. The road distance is 81.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office via Buchanan Bus Station and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland and Cairnryan, Scotland?

You can take a train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan via Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 4 h 12 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
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
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Smith Street to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Cairnryan
Estimated price
$230 - $330

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