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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

$26 - $33

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Train, bus, line 358 bus  •  4 h 24 min

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

Train  •  4 h 31 min

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

$28 - $36

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 - $320

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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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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 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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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £20 - £26.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £20 - £26. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £21 - £28 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 66.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan via Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal in around 4 h 31 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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Smith Street to Girvan, Young Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Cairnryan
Estimated price
$230 - $320

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