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

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Bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M8 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$22 - $35

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Train, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

$31 - $40

Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$44 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Stirling to Cairnryan 106.7 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stirling station to Cairnryan. However, there are services departing from Stirling, Bus Station and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office via Buchanan Bus Station and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Stirling and Cairnryan is 90 miles. The road distance is 106.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Cairnryan without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 44 min and costs £17 - £27.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Stirling to Cairnryan, including transfers.

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Stirling to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stirling, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Cairnryan is to bus which takes 4 h 44 min and costs £17 - £27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Stirling to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 90.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

You can take a bus from Stirling to Cairnryan via Buchanan Bus Station and Cairnryan, Stena Terminal in around 4 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stirling to Cairnryan via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court (Buchanan Street), Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 5 h 20 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
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
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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