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  •  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

$20 - $27

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Bus, line 914 bus  •  2 h 29 min

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

$14 - $20

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Train  •  2 h 16 min

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

$18 - $24

Train, line 1 bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dalmuir
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Dalmuir, Swindon Street to Balloch Bus Terminus (Balloch Turning Circle) 1 / ...

$19 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Balloch 64.9 miles

$13 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Balloch is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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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 1 h 54 min.

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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 which takes 1 h 54 min and costs £15 - £21.

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min 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 (west) (opp Boots) 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 which takes 1 h 54 min and costs £15 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus and line 914 bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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Edinburgh to Balloch bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811) station.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Balloch.
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  • Distance: 53.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

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 29 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
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Balloch
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Train from Edinburgh to Hyndland
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
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
Train from Edinburgh to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 10 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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