There are 5 ways to get from Dunoon to Helensburgh by ferry, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry  •  45 min

  1. Take the ferry from Dunoon Ferry Terminal to Helensburgh Ferry Terminal Wav

Cheapest option

Line 907 bus, ferry, line 316 bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 907 bus from Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal) to Gourock Rail Station 907
  2. Take the ferry from Gourock Ferry Terminal to Kilcreggan Ferry Terminal Kil
  3. Take the line 316 bus from Kilcreggan Pier (Tourist information) to Helensburgh Railway Station 316

$16 - $17

3 alternative options

Ferry, line 316 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the ferry from Dunoon Ferry Terminal to Gourock Ferry Terminal Cm1
  2. Take the ferry from Gourock Ferry Terminal to Kilcreggan Ferry Terminal Kil
  3. Take the line 316 bus from Kilcreggan Pier (Tourist information) to Helensburgh Railway Station 316

$22

Taxi  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dunoon to Helensburgh 58.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Dunoon to Helensburgh 58.3 miles

$12 - $19

What companies run services between Dunoon, Scotland and Helensburgh, Scotland?

Paddle Steamer Waverley operates a ferry from Dunoon to Helensburgh twice daily, and the journey takes 45 min.

Bus operators
Garelochhead Minibuses +
Phone
01436 810 200
Website
garelochheadcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Kilcreggan Pier (Tourist information) to Helensburgh Railway Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
garelochheadcoaches.co.uk
McGills Bus Service
Ferry operators
Paddle Steamer Waverley
Phone
+44 845 130 4647
Email
info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Website
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Dunoon Ferry Terminal to Helensburgh Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Argyll Ferries
Phone
0800 066 5000
Email
info@argyllferries.co.uk
Website
argyllferries.co.uk
Ferry from Dunoon Ferry Terminal to Gourock Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
argyllferries.co.uk
Clydelink
Phone
0871 705 0888
Website
clydelink.co.uk
Ferry from Gourock Ferry Terminal to Kilcreggan Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
clydelink.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dunoon to Helensburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dunoon to Helensburgh?

The distance between Dunoon and Helensburgh is 14 km. The road distance is 93 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dunoon to Helensburgh?

The cheapest way to get from Dunoon to Helensburgh is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 18 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dunoon to Helensburgh?

The quickest way to get from Dunoon to Helensburgh is to taxi which takes 1 h 18 min and costs £80 - £100.

Is there a direct ferry between Dunoon and Helensburgh?

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Dunoon Ferry Terminal and arriving at Helensburgh Ferry Terminal. Services depart twice daily, and operate Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Dunoon to Helensburgh?

The ferry from Dunoon Ferry Terminal to Helensburgh Ferry Terminal takes 45 min including transfers and departs twice daily.