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There are 2 ways to get from Glasgow to Loch Ryan by bus or car

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Bus  •  2h 29m

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

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Drive  •  1h 32m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Loch Ryan 79.6 miles

Glasgow to Loch Ryan by bus and walk

The journey time between Glasgow and Loch Ryan is around 2h 13m and covers a distance of around 83 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 10m. Operated by Scottish Citylink, the Glasgow to Loch Ryan service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Loch Ryan. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
2h 13m
Fastest journey time:
2h 10m
Journey distance:
83 miles
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:30
Last service departs at:
16:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Loch Ryan bus and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ryan is to drive, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ryan is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Loch Ryan is 69 miles. The road distance is 79.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ryan without a car is to bus which takes 2h 29m and costs £16 - £23.

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The bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal takes 2h 10m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Glasgow to Loch Ryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Loch Ryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Loch Ryan is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1h 32m to drive from Glasgow to Loch Ryan.

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  • Distance: 68.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 29m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Loch Ryan, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 3 times a day. Tickets cost £16 - £23 and the journey takes 2h 10m.

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
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink

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