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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923

$21 - $30

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station Sl
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$31 - $37

Line 360 bus, bus, train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 360 bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) 358 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Killoch Place (Miller Road) 58 / ...
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$23 - $31

Train  •  3 h 58 min

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

$33 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow 80.1 miles

$17 - $25

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Scotland and Glasgow, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Cairnryan to Glasgow 5 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cairnryan to Glasgow via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, and Ayr in around 3 h 58 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
[email protected]
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
[email protected]
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
[email protected]
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West
Email
[email protected]
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Killoch Place (Miller Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cairnryan to Glasgow?

The distance between Cairnryan and Glasgow is 110 km. The road distance is 128 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow?

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow?

The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow is to drive which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £12 - £18.

Is there a direct bus between Cairnryan and Glasgow?

No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

How long does it take to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow?

It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Cairnryan to Glasgow, including transfers.