There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Balloch by train, bus or car

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level  •  1h 59m

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

£14 - £43

Cheapest option

Bus, line 976 bus  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the line 976 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road 914 / ...

£11 - £16

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Hyndland
  2. Take the train from Hyndland to Balloch

£13 - £40

Train, bus  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dalmuir
  2. Take the bus from Dalmuir, Swindon Street to Balloch Bus Terminus 1A / ...

£13 - £35

Drive  •  1h 19m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Balloch 64.9 miles

£11 - £17

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to bus and line 976 bus which costs £10 - £16 and takes 3h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to drive which costs £11 - £17 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 1h 59m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Balloch is 54 miles. The road distance is 64.9 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 1h 59m and costs £14 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1h 59m 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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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 1h 59m. 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
48 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
47 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 Hyndland
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Hyndland to Balloch
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£8 - £11
Train from Edinburgh to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£26 - £35
Bus operators
First Glasgow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Dalmuir, Swindon Street to Balloch Bus Terminus
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
First Glasgow
City fare
£2
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
£8 - £12
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Scottish Citylink

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to train via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level which takes 1h 59m and costs £14 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 976 bus, which costs £10 - £16 and takes 3h 4m.

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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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