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There are 3 ways to get from Newcastle to Cairnryan by car, car ferry, bus or train

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Drive, car ferry  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Larne
  2. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$39 - $113

2 alternative options

Bus, train, car ferry  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 20 / ...
  2. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour 2
  3. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$44 - $119

Bus, car ferry  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 20 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$48 - $126

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Cairnryan is to drive and car ferry which costs £30 - £90 and takes 3h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Cairnryan is to drive and car ferry which costs £30 - £90 and takes 3h 9m.

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The distance between Newcastle and Cairnryan is 63 miles.

The best way to get from Newcastle to Cairnryan without a car is to bus and train and car ferry which takes 6h 28m and costs £30 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Newcastle to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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There are 139+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 63.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 9m

What companies run services between Newcastle, Northern Ireland and Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Newcastle to Cairnryan. However, you can take the drive to Larne then take the car ferry to Cairnryan. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Newcastle to Cairnryan via Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Great Victoria Street, Larne Harbour, and Larne in around 6h 28m.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$9 - $13
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Website
P&O Ferries
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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