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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923

£26 - £37

Cheapest option

Bus via Glasgow  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station X77 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Smyrton, Old Smyrton 358 / ...

£19 - £34

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Train, bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station X77 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Smyrton, Old Smyrton 358 / ...

£20 - £50

Train  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Girvan

£21 - £163

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae 114.6 miles

£17 - £26

Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae by bus and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae is around 9h 56m and covers a distance of around 138 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 45m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach West Scotland, the Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae service departs from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrives in Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 56m
Fastest journey time:
4h 45m
Journey distance:
138 miles
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
£26
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:00
Last service departs at:
15:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae bus and walk schedules

Edinburgh → Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Smyrton Hill via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 56m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae is 93 miles. The road distance is 114.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae without a car is to bus which takes 4h 56m and costs £25 - £40.

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It takes approximately 4h 56m to get from Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae is to bus which takes 4h 56m and costs £25 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £21 - £170 and takes 6h 30m.

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Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae.

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  • Distance: 92.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 56m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal twice daily. Tickets cost £23 - £35 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae via Glasgow Central, Girvan, Girvan, Rail Station, Girvan, Elder Avenue, and Smyrton, Old Smyrton in around 6h 30m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Central to Girvan
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Smyrton, Old Smyrton
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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