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 (Police Station) to Cairnryan, Post Office 358 / ...

$4

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Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stranraer to Cairnryan 6.1 miles

$24 - $29

Drive  •  8 min

  1. Drive from Stranraer to Cairnryan 6.1 miles

$1 - $2

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) station and arriving at Cairnryan, Post Office. Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday and Sunday. 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 (Police Station) to Cairnryan, Post Office takes 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Stranraer to Cairnryan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police 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 125+ 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 2 hours. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 10 min. Wigtownshire Community T also services this route 5 times a day.

Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Wigtownshire Community T
Phone
01776 707500
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Cairnryan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Stranraer to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$24 - $29
McLeans Taxis
Phone
+44 70 9330 2478

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