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

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Train, bus via Edinburgh  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$60 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h

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

$46 - $69

4 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 5 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

$65 - $158

Train, bus  •  7 h 15 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 (Station Hotel) to Stranraer, Port Rodie X75

$60 - $75

Bus, train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) 685
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Stranraer, Port Rodie X75

$49 - $63

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan 161.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest 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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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, Post Office via Buchanan Bus Station and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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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 train and bus which takes 6 h 41 min and costs £45 - £110.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 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 train which takes 7 h 5 min and costs £45 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 8 h.

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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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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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  • Distance: 135.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan via Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan via Buchanan Bus Station and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal in around 8 h.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Newcastle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Newcastle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $90
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $20
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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