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Trains to this charming town in Dumfries and Galloway glide along the majestic Glasgow-Ayr-Stranraer line, weaving down the west coast of Scotland, through Robert Burns country and past ruined castles before pulling up overlooking Loch Ryan. It's one of Britain's finest rail journeys. The station is sometimes called Stranraer Harbour, and ferries on their way to neighbouring Northern Ireland can be seen from the platforms. The station opened in 1862, and the current buildings have survived since 1877. Boasting a prime spot on the watery southern tip of Scotland, Stranraer and its surrounding area offer ramblers and anglers plenty to do. Golfers can enjoy numerous world class courses nearby, including The Creachmore, the last course to be designed by the legendary James Braid. In Stranraer itself, the main attraction is the ruins of the Castle of St. John, dating back to 1500 and sited right in middle of town.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
  • 09:30 - 15:00
  • 16:00 - 19:00
  • 09:30 - 15:00
  • 16:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:30 - 19:00
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes

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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Ramp up to ticket office and platform

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Situated at the water's edge, Stranraer station is easy to access, with one entrance leading directly onto the sole platform. From the entrance take the ramp and covered pathway to the station buildings on your left. Here you'll find accessible and male toilets, with the female toilets in the waiting room next door. The ticket office is the next building along, with a pay phone and various vending machines.
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