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There are 11 ways to get from Sheffield to Cairnryan by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Manchester Piccadilly  •  9h 25m

  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 Dumfries
  4. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...

$85 - $137

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Bus  •  10h 25m

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

$47 - $66

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Train Northern Rail, bus  •  9h 34m

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

$76 - $112

Train  •  9h 47m

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

$154 - $224

Drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Sheffield to Cairnryan 261.3 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  7h 48m

  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

$90 - $239

Train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  7h 49m

  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

$92 - $243

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8h 46m

  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

$101 - $344

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  8h 10m

  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

$123 - $330

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8h 43m

  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

$93 - $248

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  9h 4m

  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

$124 - $315

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The cheapest way to get from Sheffield to Cairnryan is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Sheffield to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 38m.

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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, Stena Terminal via Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 25m.

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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 9h 25m and costs £65 - £110.

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It takes approximately 9h 25m 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 9h 47m and costs £110 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Sheffield to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 181.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 25m

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

You can take a train from Sheffield to Cairnryan via Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal in around 9h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sheffield to Cairnryan via Edinburgh, Bus Station in around 10h 25m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56m
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
$27 - $40
Train from Sheffield to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
39m
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h
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
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
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
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
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
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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

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