Port of Cairnryan

Land Transport and Travel To and From Port Cairnryan
(Cairnryan, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK)

Cairnryan is a little village overlooking Loch Ryan, situated on the lake's northern edge.

The town is remarkable nowadays because of its modern ferry port, served by P&O Irish Sea Ferries, which connects Scotland with Larne in Northern Ireland.

Travel by Bus and Shuttles

Buses stop at the port and run from Cairnryan to all UK regions, with regular connections to major cities and towns in Scotland and England.

Car Hire and Road Travel

To reach the port by car from the south, follow the M6/A74 past Carlisle to Gretna and then take the A75 west. Just before Stranraer, make a right turn onto the A751 and then join the A77 to Cairnryan. The port is situated 8 km / 5 miles north of Cairnryan.

To reach the Port of Cairnryan from the north, follow the A77 coast road from Ayr.

Car hire is available at Cairnryan and in nearby Stranraer. Hire companies can meet you at the port with a car. For the best deals, it is recommended that you book a hire car in advance online.

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Car Parking

Once at the Port of Cairnryan, you will find short-stay and long-stay car parking facilities that adequately provide for the number of passengers that the port handles.

Travel by Taxis

Taxis are available from outside the terminal exit and await arriving ferries. Taxis are a quick and convenient means for transfers to Cairnryan and nearby Stranraer.

Cairnryan Port

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