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There are 6 ways to get from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay by train, bus or car

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Train, line 906 bus

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Kilwinning
  3. Take the train from Kilwinning to Largs
  4. Take the line 906 bus from Largs, Crawford Street to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place

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Bus via Ayr

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Cross to Ayr, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Largs, Manse Court

Train

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Wemyss Bay

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, Buchanan Street to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place

Drive

  1. Drive from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay

Stranraer to Wemyss Bay by train and bus

29 Weekly Services
3h 37m Average Duration
£22 Cheapest Price
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Stranraer → Wemyss Bay
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The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay is to bus via Ayr which costs £13 - £20 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay. However, there are services departing from Stranraer, Port Rodie and arriving at Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Stranraer and Wemyss Bay is 69 miles. The road distance is 89.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay without a car is to train and line 906 bus which takes 3h 37m and costs £21 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay is to train which takes 4h and costs £26 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 4h 23m.

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Stranraer to Wemyss Bay bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stranraer to Wemyss Bay is 90 miles. It takes approximately 1h 52m to drive from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay.

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Map of how to get from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay.
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  • Distance: 68.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 37m

What companies run services between Stranraer, Scotland and Wemyss Bay, Scotland?

You can take a train from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay via Ayr, Paisley Gilmour Street, Wemyss Bay, and Wemyss Bay Station in around 4h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stranraer to Wemyss Bay via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4h 23m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
Train from Ayr to Kilwinning
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Train from Kilwinning to Largs
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £11
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£8 - £11
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £15
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £15
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Largs, Crawford Street to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £6
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Glasgow, Buchanan Street to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £6
Website
McGills Bus Service
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
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £24
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Cross to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Largs, Manse Court
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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