How to get from Edinburgh to Stranraer

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Stranraer

distanceDistance102 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £24
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 4 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £24 • 3 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesScotrail

Travel 102 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Stranraer from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Stranraer.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Stranraer

Travel to Stranraer 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 Stranraer.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Edinburgh and Stranraer. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Edinburgh to Stranraer is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £8 compared to other travel options to Stranraer:

A coach journey is usually £17 less than a journey to Stranraer by train, which costs on average £24 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Stranraer is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 50 min.

Other travel options from Edinburgh to Stranraer can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 24 min.

The Edinburgh to Stranraer distance is approximately 102 miles.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Stranraer is:

  • Around 4 coaches per day.
  • Around 4 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Stranraer:

  • Coaches most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Stranraer at Stranraer, P&O Cairnryan Ferry & Cargo Terminal.
  • Trains from Edinburgh to Stranraer most often leave from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Stranraer.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Stranraer, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Scotrail for trains to Stranraer. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Scotrail Edinburgh to Stranraer tickets on Omio for £24.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Stranraer often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Glasgow, London or Newcastle upon Tyne. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Stranraer itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Stranraer and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between Edinburgh and Stranraer, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £8 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £24 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Stranraer from Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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