There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh by train, bus, car or towncar

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

Train  •  2 h 27 min

$21 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Air
  2. 1B

$15 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. 21A

$19 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. 64.6 miles

$13 - $20

Towncar  •  1 h 17 min

  1. 64.6 miles

$230 - $330

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Helensburgh, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, St Enoch subway (Dixon Street) in around 3 h 8 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Park to Helensburgh Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Bathgate to Helensburgh Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Glasgow, St Enoch subway (Dixon Street) to Helensburgh Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance 3 (Airport) to Bathgate, Gordon Avenue (Mid Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport to Helensburgh
Estimated price
$230 - $330

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Is ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar right for you?, Best ways to travel around Australia and Italian Lakes: Getting around by train - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Helensburgh is 85 km. The road distance is 103 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh is to bus which costs £10 - £15 and takes 3 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh is to drive which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £10 - £16.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) and arriving at Helensburgh Railway Station via Glasgow, St Enoch subway (Dixon Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh, including transfers.