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

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Train  •  13 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Johnstone

£2 - £7

3 alternative options

Line 38 bus  •  52 min

  1. Take the line 38 bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Elderslie, Park Avenue 38A / ...

£3 - £4

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Elderslie 13.1 miles

£29 - £35

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Elderslie 13.1 miles

£2 - £3

Glasgow to Elderslie by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Elderslie is around 13 min and covers a distance of around 10 miles. The fastest train normally takes 13 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow to Elderslie train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Johnstone. Typically 513 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
13 min
Fastest train time:
13 min
Train distance:
10 miles
Trains per week:
513
Cheapest price:
£2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:15
Last train departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Elderslie train schedules

Glasgow → Elderslie
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Elderslie is to drive which costs £2 - £3 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Elderslie is to train which costs £2 - £7 and takes 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow, Central Station station and arriving at Elderslie, Park Avenue. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Johnstone. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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It is 9 miles from Glasgow to Elderslie. It is approximately 13.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Elderslie without a car is to train which takes 13 min and costs £2 - £7.

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The train from Glasgow Central to Johnstone takes 13 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Glasgow to Elderslie bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Glasgow, Central Station.

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Glasgow to Elderslie train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Elderslie is to train which takes 13 min and costs £2 - £7. Alternatively, you can line 38 bus, which costs £3 - £4 and takes 52 min.

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  • Distance: 9.3 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Central to Johnstone every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £7 and the journey takes 13 min. Alternatively, McGills Bus Service operates a bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Elderslie, Park Avenue every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £4 and the journey takes 52 min.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Johnstone
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow to Elderslie
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
£29 - £35
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 Elderslie bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Elderslie, Park Avenue station.

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Glasgow to Elderslie train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Johnstone station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Elderslie is 13 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Glasgow to Elderslie.

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