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There are 3 ways to get from Stirling to Cairnryan by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 54 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

$19 - $32

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Train, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr, Smith Street to Girvan, Young Street 60 / ...

$36 - $47

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 bus which costs £14 - £25 and takes 3 h 54 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, Stena Terminal via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 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 3 h 54 min and costs £14 - £25.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 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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Stirling to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Cairnryan is 107 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Stirling 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 Stirling to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 90.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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

You can take a bus from Stirling to Cairnryan via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 54 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
33 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
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
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
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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 Stirling, Scotland to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Smith Street to Girvan, Young Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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