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There are 5 ways to get from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3h 53m

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

£23 - £42

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Bus  •  3h 54m

  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

£16 - £29

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Train  •  5h 42m

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

£29 - £88

Train, bus via Ayr  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane to Ayr, Bus Station 4
  3. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Burnfoot Bridge 358 / ...

£18 - £36

Drive  •  2h 3m

  1. Drive from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour 107.8 miles

£16 - £24

Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Stirling and Cairnryan Harbour is around 3h 26m and covers a distance of around 112 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 48m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Scottish Citylink, the Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour service departs from Stirling and arrives in Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 26m
Fastest journey time:
2h 48m
Journey distance:
112 miles
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:34
Last service departs at:
23:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour train, walk and bus schedules

Stirling → Cairnryan Harbour
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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stirling station to Cairnryan Harbour. 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 3h 54m.

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The distance between Stirling and Cairnryan Harbour is 90 miles. The road distance is 107.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 53m and costs £22 - £45.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour, including transfers.

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Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Stirling, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour is to bus which takes 3h 54m and costs £16 - £29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £28 - £90 and takes 5h 42m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour is 108 miles. It takes approximately 2h 3m to drive from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour.

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Map of how to get from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour.
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  • Distance: 90.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 53m

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

You can take a bus from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stirling to Cairnryan Harbour via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal in around 5h 42m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Bus operators
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
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Burnfoot Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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