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

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Train  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Gourock

£17 - £47

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Bus  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Gourock Rail Station 901

£14 - £20

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Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to River Clyde 85.3 miles

£12 - £19

Edinburgh to River Clyde by train and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and River Clyde is around 2h 9m and covers a distance of around 73 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 39m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Edinburgh to River Clyde service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Gourock. Typically 257 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 9m
Fastest journey time:
1h 39m
Journey distance:
73 miles
Services per week:
257
Cheapest price:
£17
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:00
Last service departs at:
23:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to River Clyde train and walk schedules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in River Clyde is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in River Clyde is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to River Clyde is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to River Clyde is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to River Clyde station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Gourock Rail Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to River Clyde. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Gourock via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and River Clyde is 63 miles. The road distance is 85.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to River Clyde without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs £16 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Edinburgh to River Clyde, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to River Clyde is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs £16 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £20 and takes 3h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to River Clyde.
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  • Distance: 62.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 6m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and River Clyde, Scotland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to River Clyde via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central in around 2h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to River Clyde via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 15m.

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 Glasgow Central to Gourock
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £17
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £17
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Edinburgh to River Clyde bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Gourock Rail Station.

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Edinburgh to River Clyde train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Gourock station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to River Clyde is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Edinburgh to River Clyde.

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