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There are 6 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan by bus, train, car, plane or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station M20
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$47 - $72

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Bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station 685
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Dumfries, DG One A 79
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, English Street to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...

$33 - $47

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Train  •  7 h 31 min

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

$62 - $156

Train, bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...

$46 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan 161.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train, car ferry  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) NCL - BFS
  2. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$75 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan is to bus which costs £25 - £40 and takes 9 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street and arriving at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal via Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Cairnryan is 136 miles. The road distance is 161.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan is to bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £45 - £120 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 135.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

What companies run services between Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan via Edinburgh, Bus Station in around 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan via Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal in around 7 h 31 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
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
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, English Street to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Dumfries, DG One A
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan is 162 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan.

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easyJet offers flights from Newcastle Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 138+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Newcastle Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £4.

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