There are 12 ways to get from Sheffield to Cairnryan by train, bus, car or plane

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Train CrossCountry, bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl

$156 - $220

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Bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$45 - $58

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Train Northern Rail, bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield 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

$90 - $118

Train  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$137 - $200

Train via Carlisle  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
  4. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer

$110 - $173

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Sheffield to Cairnryan 261.3 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  3. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$102 - $344

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal

$93 - $243

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  3. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$94 - $247

Train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal

$95 - $246

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$125 - $314

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal

$126 - $333

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sheffield station to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office via Buchanan Bus Station and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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The distance between Sheffield and Cairnryan is 182 miles. The road distance is 261.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Sheffield to Cairnryan without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Sheffield to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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Sheffield to Cairnryan bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street.

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The best way to get from Sheffield to Cairnryan is to train which takes 9 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Sheffield to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sheffield to Cairnryan is 261 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to drive from Sheffield to Cairnryan.

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Aer Lingus, easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sheffield to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 181.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Sheffield to Cairnryan via Manchester Piccadilly, Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 9 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sheffield to Cairnryan via Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal in around 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $190
Off-Peak Single
$130 - $200
Train from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
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 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
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
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 Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $25
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Sheffield to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Single
$28 - $40
Train from Sheffield to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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