There are 4 ways to get from Prestwick to Cairnryan by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$22 - $29

Cheapest option

Bus, line 358 bus  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) 60 / ...
  2. Take the line 358 bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

$12 - $16

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Prestwick to Cairnryan 48.3 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Prestwick to Cairnryan 48.3 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prestwick to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prestwick to Cairnryan is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Prestwick and Cairnryan is 40 miles. The road distance is 48.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Prestwick to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prestwick to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Prestwick, Gardiner Street and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office via Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) and Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Prestwick to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 40.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

What companies run services between Prestwick, Scotland and Cairnryan, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Prestwick to Cairnryan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Prestwick to Cairnryan via Ayr, Carrick Street (Gaitey Theatre), Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street), and Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) in around 3 h 33 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Prestwick to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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