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There are 5 ways to get from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from Balloch to Glasgow Central Low Level

£4 - £12

4 alternative options

Train via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level  •  57 min

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

£4 - £13

Line 914 bus  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the line 914 bus from Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...

£5 - £8

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station 19.8 miles

£40 - £55

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station 19.8 miles

£3 - £5

Balloch to Glasgow Central Station by train

The train journey time between Balloch and Glasgow Central Station is around 45 min and covers a distance of around 18 miles. The fastest train normally takes 44 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Balloch to Glasgow Central Station train service departs from Balloch and arrives in Glasgow Central Low Level. Typically 29 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
45 min
Fastest train time:
44 min
Trains per week:
29
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:09
Last train departs at:
22:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Balloch to Glasgow Central Station train schedules

Trains departing Sunday, June 20, 2021

Balloch → Glasgow Central Station
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The most affordable way to get from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station is to drive, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Balloch and arriving at Glasgow Central Low Level. Services depart four times a day, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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The distance between Balloch and Glasgow Central Station is 16 miles. The road distance is 19.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station without a car is to train which takes 45 min and costs £4 - £12.

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The train from Balloch to Glasgow Central Low Level takes 45 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Balloch to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road station.

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Balloch to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Balloch station.

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The best way to get from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station is to train which takes 45 min and costs £4 - £12. Alternatively, you can line 914 bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station.
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  • Distance: 16.1 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

What companies run services between Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland and Glasgow Central Station, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Balloch to Glasgow Central Low Level 4 times a day. Tickets cost £4 - £12 and the journey takes 45 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road to Buchanan Bus Station hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 48 min.

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 Central Low Level
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £12
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£9 - £12
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
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
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
£40 - £55
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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Balloch to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Balloch to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Glasgow Central Low Level station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Balloch to Glasgow Central Station is 20 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Balloch to Glasgow Central Station.

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