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There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Helensburgh by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Helensburgh Central

£14 - £45

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Helensburgh Central

£15 - £28

Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Helensburgh 71.2 miles

£10 - £16

Edinburgh to Helensburgh by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Helensburgh is around 2h 7m and covers a distance of around 66 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 49m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Edinburgh to Helensburgh train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Helensburgh Central. Typically 253 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 7m
Fastest train time:
1h 49m
Trains per week:
253
Cheapest price:
£14
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:07
Last train departs at:
22:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Helensburgh train schedules

Edinburgh → Helensburgh
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Helensburgh is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Helensburgh is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Helensburgh is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Helensburgh Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 6m.

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It is 60 miles from Edinburgh to Helensburgh. It is approximately 71.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Helensburgh without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs £14 - £45.

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The train from Edinburgh to Helensburgh Central takes 2h 6m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Helensburgh train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Helensburgh train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Helensburgh Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Helensburgh is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Edinburgh to Helensburgh.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Helensburgh.
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  • Distance: 59.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Helensburgh Central hourly. Tickets cost £14 - £45 and the journey takes 2h 6m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Helensburgh Central
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £45
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £21
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Helensburgh Central
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £14
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £14
Bus operators
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
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink

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