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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Thorntonhall

£4 - £10

3 alternative options

Line 54 bus, line 395 bus  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the line 54 bus from Paisley Town Hall to Neilston, Post Office 54 / ...
  2. Take the line 395 bus from Neilston, Neilson High Station to Waterfoot, Floors Road 395

£8 - £11

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot 15.2 miles

£30 - £40

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot 15.2 miles

£2 - £4

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot by train

The train journey time between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Waterfoot is around 1h 19m and covers a distance of around 16 miles. The fastest train normally takes 46 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot train service departs from Paisley St James and arrives in Thorntonhall. Typically 130 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 19m
Fastest train time:
46 min
Train distance:
16 miles
Trains per week:
130
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:10
Last train departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot train schedules

Glasgow Airport (GLA) → Waterfoot
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Waterfoot, Floors Road via Paisley Town Hall and Neilston, Neilson High Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot. However, there are services departing from Paisley St James and arriving at Thorntonhall via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 19m.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Waterfoot is 9 miles. The road distance is 15.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot without a car is to train which takes 1h 19m and costs £4 - £10.

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It takes approximately 1h 19m to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot, including transfers.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Paisley Town Hall station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Paisley St James station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot is to train which takes 1h 19m and costs £4 - £10. Alternatively, you can line 54 bus and line 395 bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot.
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  • Distance: 9.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 19m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot via Glasgow Central in around 1h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot via Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, Paisley Town Hall, Neilston, Post Office, and Neilston, Neilson High Station in around 2h 47m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Central to Thorntonhall
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £5
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Renfrewshire Cab Co
Phone
+44 141 887 7770
Website
renfrewshirecabco.co.uk
Paisley Taxis
Phone
+44 141 884 8888
Website
paisleytaxis.com
Gryffe Radio Cars
Phone
+44 1505 322 255
Website
gryfferadiocars.co.uk
Titan Taxis
Phone
+44 141 530 4242
Website
titantaxis.co.uk
Clydebank Taxis
Phone
+44 141 941 1101

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Waterfoot, Floors Road station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Thorntonhall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot is 15 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Waterfoot.

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