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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Balloch by train, bus or car

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level  •  2h

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

£15 - £43

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Bus, line 926 bus  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the line 926 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road 914 / ...

£13 - £19

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dalmuir

£13 - £40

Drive  •  1h 19m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Balloch 64.8 miles

£9 - £15

Edinburgh to Balloch by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Balloch is around 2h 33m and covers a distance of around 62 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 55m. Services are operated by ScotRail. Typically 208 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Balloch train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Balloch is 54 miles. The road distance is 64.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch without a car is to train via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level which takes 2h and costs £14 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2h to get from Edinburgh to Balloch, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Balloch bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Balloch train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to train via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level which takes 2h and costs £14 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 926 bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 3h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Balloch.
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  • Distance: 53.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 2h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Balloch via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 4m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Balloch
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£9 - £13
Train from Edinburgh to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£26 - £35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Scottish Citylink

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Edinburgh to Balloch bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road station.

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Edinburgh to Balloch train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Balloch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Balloch is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Edinburgh to Balloch.

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