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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Greenock West

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, Renfield Street to Greenock, West Stewart Street

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Greenock

Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Greenock

Glasgow to Greenock by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Greenock is around 40 min and covers a distance of around 23 miles. The fastest train normally takes 31 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow to Greenock train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Greenock West. Typically 295 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
40 min
Fastest train time:
31 min
Train distance:
23 miles
Trains per week:
295
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:54
Last train departs at:
23:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Greenock train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Greenock is to bus which costs £4 - £5 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Greenock is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow, Renfield Street and arriving at Greenock, West Stewart Street. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Greenock West. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Greenock is 20 miles. The road distance is 25.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Greenock without a car is to train which takes 43 min and costs £5 - £15.

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The train from Glasgow Central to Greenock West takes 43 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Glasgow to Greenock bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Glasgow, Renfield Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Greenock is to train which takes 43 min and costs £5 - £15. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £5 and takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Greenock.
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  • Distance: 20.5 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Central to Greenock West every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £5 - £15 and the journey takes 43 min. Alternatively, McGills Bus Service operates a bus from Glasgow, Renfield Street to Greenock, West Stewart Street every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £4 - £5 and the journey takes 55 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 Greenock West
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £15
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £15
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow to Greenock
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
£50 - £65
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 Greenock bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Greenock, West Stewart Street station.

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Glasgow to Greenock train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Greenock West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Greenock is 25 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Glasgow to Greenock.

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