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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Dunfermline by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Dunfermline Town

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Dunfermline

Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Dunfermline

Glasgow to Dunfermline by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Dunfermline is around 1h 9m and covers a distance of around 40 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 7m. Operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, the Glasgow to Dunfermline bus service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Dunfermline, Bus Station. Typically 252 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
1h 9m
Fastest bus time:
1h 7m
Bus distance:
40 miles
Buses per week:
252
Cheapest price:
£7
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:15
Last bus departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Dunfermline bus schedules

Glasgow → Dunfermline
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dunfermline is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Dunfermline is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Dunfermline is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Dunfermline is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Dunfermline, Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Dunfermline. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Dunfermline Town via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 35m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Dunfermline is 34 miles. The road distance is 38.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Dunfermline without a car is to bus which takes 1h 9m and costs £7 - £11.

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The bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station takes 1h 9m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow to Dunfermline bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Dunfermline train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Dunfermline is to bus which takes 1h 9m and costs £7 - £11. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £13 - £40 and takes 1h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Dunfermline.
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  • Distance: 34.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 9m

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

Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £11 and the journey takes 1h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Dunfermline via Haymarket in around 1h 35m.

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 to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Train from Haymarket to Dunfermline Town
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow to Dunfermline
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
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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Glasgow to Dunfermline bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Dunfermline, Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Dunfermline train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Dunfermline Town station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Dunfermline is 39 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Glasgow to Dunfermline.

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