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Bus  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, New City Road to Balfron, Lomond Terrace X10a / ...

£2 - £4

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Milngavie
  2. Take the bus from Milngavie station to Balfron, Clinic X10a / ...

£4 - £9

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Balfron 18.2 miles

£40 - £50

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Balfron 18.2 miles

£2 - £4

Glasgow to Balfron by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Balfron is around 1h 4m and covers a distance of around 19 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 58 min. Operated by First, the Glasgow to Balfron bus service departs from Glasgow, New City Road and arrives in Balfron, Lomond Terrace. Typically 95 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 4m
Fastest bus time:
58 min
Bus distance:
19 miles
Buses per week:
95
Cheapest price:
£2
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:36
Last bus departs at:
23:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Balfron bus schedules

Glasgow → Balfron
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The cost-effective way to get from Glasgow to Balfron is to bus, which costs £2 - £4 and takes 1h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Balfron is to taxi which costs £40 - £50 and takes 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow, New City Road and arriving at Balfron, Lomond Terrace. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 7m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Balfron is 15 miles. The road distance is 18.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Balfron without a car is to bus which takes 1h 7m and costs £2 - £4.

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The bus from Glasgow, New City Road to Balfron, Lomond Terrace takes 1h 7m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow to Balfron bus services, operated by First, depart from Glasgow, New City Road station.

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Glasgow to Balfron bus services, operated by First, arrive at Balfron, Lomond Terrace station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Balfron is 18 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Glasgow to Balfron.

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  • Distance: 14.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 7m

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

First operates a bus from Glasgow, New City Road to Balfron, Lomond Terrace hourly. Tickets cost £2 - £4 and the journey takes 1h 7m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Milngavie
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £6
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £6
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, New City Road to Balfron, Lomond Terrace
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Milngavie station to Balfron, Clinic
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow to Balfron
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Southside Radio Cars
Phone
+44 141 883 3333
Website
southsideradiocars.co.uk
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 332 5050
Website
hampdencars.co.uk
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
Cross Cabs
Phone
+44 141 772 0000
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Caledonian Cabs
Phone
+44 7467 133 388
Website
caledoniancabs.co.uk

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