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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green

$30 - $40

3 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$32 - $100

Bus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Gretna, Central Avenue 79 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Gretna Green 87.1 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue via Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Gretna Green. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Gretna Green is 76 miles. The road distance is 87.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green without a car is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £23 - £29.

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The train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green takes 2 h 7 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Glasgow to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Gretna Green train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £23 - £29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 76.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Gretna Green, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Gretna Green every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Gretna Green via Carlisle and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters in around 2 h 41 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumberland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Gretna, Central Avenue
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Gretna, Central Avenue
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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Glasgow to Gretna Green bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumberland, arrive at Gretna, Central Avenue station.

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Glasgow to Gretna Green train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Gretna Green station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Gretna Green is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Glasgow to Gretna Green.

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