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There are 4 ways to get from St Andrews to Cairnryan by bus or car

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Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X24
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$18 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus, line 358 bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from St Andrews, Madras College to Cupar, Tesco Supermarket 64 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cupar, Railway Station to Ayr, Town Hall 263
  3. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street 60 / ...
  4. Take the line 358 bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station X59 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$26 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from St Andrews to Cairnryan 154 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St Andrews to Cairnryan is to bus and line 358 bus which costs £8 - £13 and takes 8 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Andrews to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Andrews station to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from St Andrews, Bus Station and arriving at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between St Andrews and Cairnryan is 129 miles. The road distance is 154 miles.

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The best way to get from St Andrews to Cairnryan without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 49 min and costs £13 - £19.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from St Andrews to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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St Andrews to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at St Andrews, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between St Andrews to Cairnryan is 154 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from St Andrews to Cairnryan.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from St Andrews to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 128.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

What companies run services between St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland?

You can take a bus from St Andrews to Cairnryan via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 49 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Moffat + Williamson
Phone
01592 774785
Email
enquiries@moffat-williamson.co.uk
Website
moffat-williamson.co.uk
Bus from St Andrews, Madras College to Cupar, Tesco Supermarket
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
moffat-williamson.co.uk
Bay Travel
Phone
+44 1383 516161
Website
bay-travel.co.uk
Bus from St Andrews, Madras College to Cupar, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
bay-travel.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Cupar, Railway Station to Ayr, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
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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