Directions from Edinburgh to Balloch

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Recommended option

Train via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level  •  1 h 54 min

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

$22 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus, line 976 bus  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the line 976 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811) 914 / ...

$15 - $21

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 17 min

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

$19 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Balloch 64.9 miles

$13 - $21

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 1 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Balloch via Buchanan Bus Station in around 2 h 18 min.

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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Balloch
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $9
Train from Edinburgh to Hyndland
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Hyndland to Balloch
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Balloch is 86 km. The road distance is 104 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to drive which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £10 - £15.

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 1 h 54 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) and arriving at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Edinburgh to Balloch, including transfers.