There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow to Alloa by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Alloa

$11 - $15

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Rideshare  •  55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Alloa 32.6 miles

$4

4 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station M8 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stirling, Stance C (Railway Station) to Alloa, Shillinghill 51 / ...

$6 - $16

Bus Stagecoach East Scotland  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kincardine, High Street Stance B X27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kincardine, High Street Stance B to Alloa, Shillinghill 8A / ...

$14

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Alloa 32.7 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Alloa 32.7 miles

$7 - $11

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Alloa. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Alloa, Shillinghill via Stirling, Stance C (Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Alloa. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Alloa is 25 miles. The road distance is 32.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Alloa without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs .

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The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Alloa takes 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow to Alloa bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Alloa train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Alloa is to train which takes 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 16 min.

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Glasgow to Alloa bus services, operated by First, arrive at Alloa, Shillinghill station.

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Glasgow to Alloa train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Alloa station.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Alloa.
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  • Distance: 25.2 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Alloa, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Alloa hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Alloa via Stirling, Bus Station and Stirling, Stance C (Railway Station) in around 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Bus from Stirling, Stance C (Railway Station) to Alloa, Shillinghill
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
MacKies Coaches
Phone
01259 216180
Email
enquiries@mackiescoaches.com
Website
mackiescoaches.com
Bus from Stirling, Stance C (Railway Station) to Alloa, Shillinghill
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mackiescoaches.com
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kincardine, High Street Stance B
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kincardine, High Street Stance B to Alloa, Shillinghill
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
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A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Alloa
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Glasgow to Alloa
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Alloa is 33 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Glasgow to Alloa.

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