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

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Train, line 309 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dumbarton Central
  2. Take the line 309 bus from Alexandria station to Balmaha, Car Park 309

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, Argyle Street to Alexandria, St Marys School 1A

$16 - $25

2 alternative options

Train, line 309 bus via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Alexandria
  3. Take the line 309 bus from Alexandria station to Balmaha, Car Park 309

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Balmaha 63.7 miles

$13 - $20

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Balmaha. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Balmaha, Car Park via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Argyle Street and Alexandria station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Balmaha is 53 miles. The road distance is 63.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Balmaha without a car is to train and line 309 bus which takes 3 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Edinburgh to Balmaha, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Balmaha bus services, operated by First, arrive at Alexandria, St Marys School station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Balmaha is 64 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Edinburgh to Balmaha.

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There are 439+ hotels available in Balmaha. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Balmaha.
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  • Distance: 53 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Balmaha, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Balmaha via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow, Argyle Street, Alexandria, St Marys School, and Alexandria station in around 4 h 16 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dumbarton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Alexandria
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Garelochhead Minibuses +
Phone
01436 810 200
Website
garelochheadcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Alexandria station to Balmaha, Car Park
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
garelochheadcoaches.co.uk
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
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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