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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

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

$26 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, Argyle Street (Radisson Hotel) to Alexandria, St Marys School 1A

$22 - $30

2 alternative options

Train, line 309 bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dumbarton Central
  2. Take the line 309 bus from Alexandria Railway Station to Balmaha, Car Park (Balmaha Road) 309

$25 - $30

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Edinburgh to Balmaha, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Balmaha. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Balmaha, Car Park (Balmaha Road) via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Argyle Street (Radisson Hotel) and Alexandria Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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There are 432+ hotels available in Balmaha. Prices start at $72 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 5 min

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Balmaha via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, Balloch, and Balloch, Tullichewan Road in around 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Balmaha via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow, Argyle Street (Radisson Hotel), Alexandria, St Marys School, and Alexandria Railway Station in around 4 h.

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 - $13
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 Dumbarton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Garelochhead Minibuses +
Phone
01436 810 200
Website
garelochheadcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Alexandria Railway Station to Balmaha, Car Park (Balmaha Road)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
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 (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

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