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

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Bus, line 358 bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street 60 / ...
  2. Take the line 358 bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

$13 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$23 - $30

Taxi  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Prestwick to Cairnryan 48.3 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Prestwick to Cairnryan 48.3 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Prestwick to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £7 - £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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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 and Girvan, Elder Avenue. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 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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The best way to get from Prestwick to Cairnryan without a car is to bus and line 358 bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £10 - £15.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Prestwick to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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Prestwick to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Prestwick to Cairnryan is to bus and line 358 bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £10 - £15. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £17 - £24 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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Prestwick to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Cairnryan, Post Office station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prestwick to Cairnryan is 48 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Prestwick to Cairnryan.

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  • Distance: 40.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

You can take a bus from Prestwick to Cairnryan via Ayr, Carrick Street, Ayr, Bus Station, Girvan, Young Street, and Girvan, Elder Avenue in around 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Prestwick to Cairnryan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 25 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 Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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Taxi from Prestwick to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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