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There are 3 ways to get from Stranraer to Cairnryan by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  10 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

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Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stranraer to Cairnryan 6.1 miles

$23 - $29

1 alternative option

Drive  •  8 min

  1. Drive from Stranraer to Cairnryan 6.1 miles

$1 - $2

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The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Cairnryan is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stranraer to Cairnryan is to taxi which costs £18 - £22 and takes 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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The distance between Stranraer and Cairnryan is 5 miles. The road distance is 6.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Cairnryan without a car is to bus which takes 10 min and costs .

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The bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Cairnryan, Post Office takes 10 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Stranraer to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal station.

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Stranraer to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Cairnryan, Post Office station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stranraer to Cairnryan is 6 miles. It takes approximately 8 min to drive from Stranraer to Cairnryan.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Cairnryan. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stranraer to Cairnryan.
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  • Distance: 4.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

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

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Stranraer to Cairnryan every 4 hours, and the journey takes 10 min. Wigtownshire Community T also services this route 3 times a day.

Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Wigtownshire Community T
Phone
01776 707500
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Stranraer to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$23 - $29
McLeans Taxis
Phone
+44 70 9330 2478

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