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There are 4 ways to get from Garelochhead to Ballachulish by train, bus, night train or car

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Train, bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the train from Garelochhead to Ardlui
  2. Take the bus from Ardlui, Hotel to Ballachulish, Tourist Information 914 / ...

£13 - £25

3 alternative options

Line 302 bus, bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the line 302 bus from Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square to Tarbet, Hotel 302
  2. Take the bus from Tarbet, Hotel car park to Ballachulish, Tourist Information 914 / ...

Night train  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the night train from Garelochhead to Fort William

£41 - £47

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Garelochhead to Ballachulish 64 miles

£9 - £14

Garelochhead to Ballachulish by train and bus

The journey time between Garelochhead and Ballachulish is around 2h 39m and covers a distance of around 62 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 54m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Scottish Citylink, the Garelochhead to Ballachulish service departs from Garelochhead and arrives in Ballachulish, Tourist Information. Typically 33 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 39m
Fastest journey time:
1h 54m
Journey distance:
62 miles
Services per week:
33
Cheapest price:
£13
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:12
Last service departs at:
19:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Garelochhead to Ballachulish train and bus schedules

Garelochhead → Ballachulish
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The cheapest way to get from Garelochhead to Ballachulish is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Garelochhead to Ballachulish is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Garelochhead station to Ballachulish. However, there are services departing from Garelochhead, Station Road and arriving at Ballachulish, Tourist Information via Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square and Tarbet, Hotel car park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 24m.

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The distance between Garelochhead and Ballachulish is 43 miles. The road distance is 64 miles.

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The best way to get from Garelochhead to Ballachulish without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 50m and costs £13 - £25.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from Garelochhead to Ballachulish, including transfers.

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Garelochhead to Ballachulish bus services, operated by Garelochhead Minibuses +, depart from Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square station.

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Garelochhead to Ballachulish bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ballachulish, Tourist Information station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Garelochhead to Ballachulish is 64 miles. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Garelochhead to Ballachulish.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Ballachulish. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 43 miles
  • Duration: 2h 50m

What companies run services between Garelochhead, Scotland and Ballachulish, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Garelochhead to Ballachulish via Helensburgh, James Street, Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square, and Tarbet, Hotel car park in around 4h 24m. Alternatively, Caledonian Sleeper operates a vehicle from Garelochhead to Fort William 6 times a week. Tickets cost £39 - £43 and the journey takes 3h 9m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Garelochhead to Ardlui
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £11
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£8 - £11
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ardlui, Hotel to Ballachulish, Tourist Information
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Tarbet, Hotel car park to Ballachulish, Tourist Information
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Garelochhead Minibuses +
Phone
01436 810 200
Website
garelochheadcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Helensburgh, Colquhoun Square to Tarbet, Hotel
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Garelochhead Minibuses +

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