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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Gretna Green

$36 - $106

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Bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Gretna, Central Avenue 79 / ...

$23 - $30

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green

$38 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green 93.3 miles

$20 - $29

Towncar  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Gretna Green 93.3 miles

$250 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue via Glasgow and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Paisley Gilmour Street and arriving at Gretna Green via Glasgow Central and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Gretna Green is 81 miles. The road distance is 93.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green without a car is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs £27 - £85.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Paisley Gilmour Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs £27 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £24 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 80.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

What companies run services between Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland and Gretna Green, Scotland?

You can take a train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green via Glasgow Central and Carlisle in around 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green via Glasgow, Cathedral Street, Glasgow, Carlisle, and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters in around 4 h 17 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Carlisle to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Cumberland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Gretna, Central Avenue
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Stagecoach Cumberland
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Gretna, Central Avenue
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Gretna Green
Estimated price
$250 - $350

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumberland, arrive at Gretna, Central Avenue station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Gretna Green station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Gretna Green.

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