There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Helensburgh Central

£15 - £46

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Bus  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station Air / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, Argyle Street to Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square 1B

£10 - £13

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Drive  •  1h 17m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh 64.6 miles

£10 - £16

Towncar  •  1h 17m

  1. Take a town car from Edinburgh Airport to Helensburgh 64.6 miles

£170 - £250

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh is to bus which costs £10 - £13 and takes 3h 19m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport, Airport and arriving at Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square via Glasgow, Argyle Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport and arriving at Helensburgh Central via Edinburgh Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Helensburgh is 53 miles. The road distance is 64.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh without a car is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs £14 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 20m to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh Airport, Airport station.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh Park station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs £14 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 3h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh.
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  • Distance: 53.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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 £13 - £40 and the journey takes 1h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Argyle Street in around 3h 19m.

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
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
Scottish Citylink
First Glasgow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Glasgow, Argyle Street to Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
City fare
£2
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport to Helensburgh
Estimated price
£170 - £250

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh bus services, operated by First Glasgow, arrive at Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square station.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Helensburgh Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1h 17m to drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Helensburgh.

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