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There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Ardfern by bus, train or car

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  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street

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Train, line 23 bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  2. Take the line 23 bus from Oban, Soroba Lane to Ardfern, Craignish Primary School


  1. Drive from Glasgow to Ardfern

Glasgow to Ardfern by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Ardfern is around 6h 16m and covers a distance of around 98 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 2m. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 18m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and West Coast Motors, the Glasgow to Ardfern bus service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Ardfern, Craignish Primary School. Typically 21 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
3h 13m
Layover time:
3h 2m
Total time:
6h 16m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
4h 18m
Bus distance:
98 miles
Buses per week:
Cheapest price:
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

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Glasgow to Ardfern bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ardfern is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in Ardfern is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Ardfern is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Ardfern is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Ardfern. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Ardfern, Craignish Primary School via Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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It is 54 miles from Glasgow to Ardfern. It is approximately 97.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Ardfern without a car is to bus which takes 4h 3m and costs £19 - £28.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Glasgow to Ardfern, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Ardfern bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Ardfern bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Ardfern is 98 miles. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Glasgow to Ardfern.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Ardfern. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 54.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street every 4 hours. Tickets cost £16 - £23 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
+44 344 811 0141
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
4 times a day
Estimated price
£20 - £60
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
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