There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Cairnryan by bus, train or car

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

Bus  •  3 h

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

$22 - $30

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl

$32 - $36

Train, bus, line 358 bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central 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 - $31

Train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$34 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan 80.5 miles

$17 - $25

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Cairnryan, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Cairnryan 5 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Cairnryan via Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 4 h 11 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
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
$9 - $13
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
$19 - $27
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
$16
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 - $7
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 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Glasgow to Cairnryan?

The distance between Glasgow and Cairnryan is 110 km. The road distance is 129 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Cairnryan?

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Glasgow to Cairnryan?

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Cairnryan is to drive which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £12 - £18.

Is there a direct bus between Glasgow and Cairnryan?

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

How long does it take to get from Glasgow to Cairnryan?

It takes approximately 3 h to get from Glasgow to Cairnryan, including transfers.