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There are 4 ways to get from Stranraer to Scotland by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie to Buchanan Bus Station 923

$18 - $26

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$29 - $36

Bus, line 4 bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Cross to Ayr, Bus Station 360 / ...
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Glasgow, West George Lane 4 / ...

$19 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Stranraer to Glasgow 86.2 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Scotland is to bus which costs £14 - £20 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stranraer to Scotland is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stranraer, Port Rodie and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stranraer to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Stranraer and arriving at Glasgow Central via Ayr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Stranraer and Scotland is 136 miles. The road distance is 86.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Scotland without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs £14 - £20.

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The bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie to Buchanan Bus Station takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Stranraer to Scotland bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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Stranraer to Scotland train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Stranraer station.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Scotland is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs £14 - £20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £22 - £28 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Stranraer to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Stranraer, Scotland and Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Stranraer to Glasgow 4 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stranraer to Glasgow via Ayr in around 2 h 39 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Cross to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Glasgow, West George Lane
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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Stranraer to Scotland bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Stranraer to Scotland train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stranraer to Scotland is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to drive from Stranraer to Scotland.

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