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There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 309 bus

  1. Take the train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Alexandria
  2. Take the line 309 bus from Alexandria, St Marys School to Buchanan Smithy, Bus Shelter

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle

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Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle

Glasgow to Buchanan Castle by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Glasgow and Buchanan Castle is around 1h 57m and covers a distance of around 30 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 51 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 20m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Garelochhead Minibuses +, the Glasgow to Buchanan Castle service departs from Charing Cross (Glasgow) and arrives in Buchanan Castle. Typically 81 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 6m
Layover time:
51 min
Total time:
1h 57m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 20m
Journey distance:
30 miles
Services per week:
81
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:15
Last service departs at:
23:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Buchanan Castle train, bus and walk schedules

Departing Monday, October 18, 2021

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle is to drive, which costs £2 - £4 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle is to taxi which costs £35 - £50 and takes 29 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Buchanan Castle is 16 miles. The road distance is 17.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle without a car is to train and line 309 bus which takes 2h 11m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 11m to get from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle.
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  • Distance: 16.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 11m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Buchanan Castle, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle. However, you can take the train to Alexandria, take the walk to Alexandria, St Marys School, take the line 309 bus to Buchanan Smithy, Bus Shelter, then take the walk to Buchanan Castle. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Buchanan Castle.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £11
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£8 - £11
Bus operators
Garelochhead Minibuses +
Phone
01436 810 200
Website
garelochheadcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Alexandria, St Marys School to Buchanan Smithy, Bus Shelter
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Garelochhead Minibuses +
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow to Buchanan Castle
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
£35 - £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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