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There are 5 ways to get from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Balloch to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

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Train, bus  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Balloch to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance X10a

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Line 975 bus, bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the line 975 bus from Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Stirling Goosecroft Bus Station Aberdeen Coach Station - Edinburgh Bus Station / ...

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park 28.3 miles

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park 28.3 miles

Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Balloch and Blair Drummond Safari Park is around 2h 12m and covers a distance of around 55 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 37 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 12m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service and First. Typically 36 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 34m
Layover time:
37 min
Total time:
2h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 12m
Journey distance:
55 miles
Services per week:
36
Cheapest price:
£13
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:38
Last service departs at:
15:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park train, bus and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park. However, there are services departing from Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road and arriving at Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance via Glasgow and Stirling, Stance D. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Balloch and Blair Drummond Safari Park is 24 miles. The road distance is 28.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park without a car is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs £12 - £35.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park, including transfers.

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Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road station.

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The best way to get from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs £12 - £35. Alternatively, you can line 975 bus and bus, which costs £10 - £23 and takes 3h 13m.

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Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Stirling Goosecroft Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park is 28 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park.

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Map of how to get from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park.
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  • Distance: 23.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 2m

What companies run services between Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland and Blair Drummond Safari Park, Scotland?

You can take a train from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, Glasgow Queen Street, Stirling, Stirling, Stance D, and Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance in around 3h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Stirling Goosecroft Bus Station, Stirling, Stance D, and Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance in around 3h 13m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Balloch to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £13
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£9 - £13
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Balloch to Blair Drummond Safari Park
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Wright's Taxis
Phone
+44 1389 721 020
TOA Taxis Alexandria
Phone
+44 1389 742 121
George's Taxi Service
Phone
+44 7770 365 227

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