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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Stranraer by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$19 - $27

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Train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer

$28 - $35

Train via Ayr  •  3h 25m

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

$28 - $36

Drive  •  1h 46m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Stranraer 86.6 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Stranraer is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Stranraer is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Stranraer, Port Rodie. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Stranraer. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Stranraer is 73 miles. The road distance is 86.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Stranraer without a car is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs £14 - £21.

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The bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Glasgow to Stranraer bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Stranraer train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Stranraer is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs £14 - £21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £21 - £27 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Stranraer.
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  • Distance: 73.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Stranraer 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Stranraer 3 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink

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Glasgow to Stranraer bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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Glasgow to Stranraer train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Stranraer station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Stranraer is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1h 46m to drive from Glasgow to Stranraer.

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