How to get to Cairnryan from Edinburgh

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from Edinburgh to Cairnryan

How to get to Cairnryan from Edinburgh by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Edinburgh to Cairnryan is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Cairnryan

distanceDistance98 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£32 - £54
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £32 • 3 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £32 • 3 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesScotRail

Take a coach or train to travel 98 miles between Edinburgh and Cairnryan. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are ScotRail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Edinburgh to Cairnryan.

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FAQs: Edinburgh to Cairnryan

FAQs: Travel to Cairnryan easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Cairnryan.

There are 2 travel options from Edinburgh to Cairnryan: coach or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Cairnryan from Edinburgh is a train with an average price of £32.

This is compared to other travel options from Edinburgh to Cairnryan:

Taking a train costs £21 less than taking a coach, which costs on average £54 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Cairnryan is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 27 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cairnryan that take longer:

Coach takes on average 4 h 8 min.

The distance from Edinburgh to Cairnryan is approximately 98 miles.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Cairnryan is:

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Cairnryan from Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Cairnryan:

    • Most travellers catch their coach from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrive in Cairnryan, Stena Line.
    • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Edinburgh to Cairnryan depart from Edinburgh Waverley to Cairnryan.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Cairnryan:

    • You can take a train from Edinburgh to Cairnryan with ScotRail. Cheap tickets can be found for £32 with ScotRail from Edinburgh to Cairnryan.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Edinburgh to Cairnryan with the following travel companies:

    • You can travel directly by coach with.
    • You'll find direct trains with.

    Direct services to Cairnryan tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    Your journey from Edinburgh to Cairnryan doesn't have to end in Cairnryan. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Glasgow, Belfast, Ayr or London. If you’d like to add Glasgow, Belfast, Ayr or London to your Edinburgh to Cairnryan trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cairnryan today!

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