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Cairnryan Port

Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan is located in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland and from here you have a choice of up to 6 daily sailings to Belfast. Cairnryan is a small village with a shop and a couple of B&B’s. However the port is also located a short distance from the Town of Stranraer (approx. 8 miles / 10 minutes away). Stranraer offers a number of hotels, guest houses, B&B’s plus shops, cafes, restaurants and petrol stations.

Cairnryan Port

Belfast Way, Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8RG

Port Facilities
– Tickets and reservations
– Toilets
– Baby changing facilities
– Departure lounge
– Barista Coffee House
– Free Wi–Fi
– Hertz car hire
– Pay phones
– Disabled assistance
– 300+ car parking spaces

How to get to the port?
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Lat: 53.98555
Long: -5.035139
Postcode: DG9 8RG

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How to get there - Cairnryan Port

It’s easy to get to Cairnryan Port by car or by public transport.

  • Car

    Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan is located in Dumfries and Galloway. The port is approximately 1 hours drive to Ayr, 2 hours to Glasgow and 3 hours to Edinburgh.

    There is a large car park with over 300 spaces in front of the terminal building, with large spaces for blue badge holders. Payment for the car park may be made in cash through the pay stations or by credit card at the travel centre. You may also pay onboard at the guest services desk prior to arrival.

    Car Parking Tariff
    First 30 minutes FREE
    30 mins – 1 hour £0.50
    1 – 2 hours £1.00
    2 – 4 hours £2.00
    4 – 6 hours £3.00
    6 – 8 hours £4.00
    8 - 24 hours £5.00
    then £5 per day (or part thereof)

    Per Week (7 days)
    - Pre-paid – £25.00
    - Pay on Exit – £30.00
    Lost Ticket – £30.00
    Annual Ticket – £65.00

    Car hire

    Hertz desk located in the terminal building. See website below for opening hours.

    Further info:

  • Train

    Onward bus connections available to and from Ayr Railway station for passengers on selected sailing who have pre-booked a Rail & Sail ticket to Glasgow, Edinburgh and other rail destinations in Britain. Further info:

  • Bus

    Onward coach connections available on selected sailings to Glasgow, Edinburgh and other destinations for passengers who have pre-booked an Express coach ticket. Further info:

    Onward electric bus connections available to and from Stranraer via South West of Scotland Transport Partnership.

    From Stranraer (Mon–Sat)
    Depart Charlotte Street
    0635 1005 1035 1425 1825
    Depart Railway station
    0640 1430
    Arrive Cairnryan Terminal
    0655 1020 1050 1445 1840
    Sailing time from Cairnryan
    0730 1130 1130 1530 1930

    From Cairnryan (Mon–Sat)
    Sailing arrives in Cairnryan
    0945 1345 1745 1745 2145
    Depart Cairnryan Terminal
    1020 1405 1800 1840 2205
    Arrive Railway Station
    Arrive Charlotte Street
    1035 1425 1815 1855 2220