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There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow to Helston by train, night train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train via Birmingham  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
  4. Take the train from Plymouth to Redruth

£210 - £774

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Bus  •  16h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Helston National Express

£25 - £33

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Train  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Redruth

£271 - £693

Night train, train  •  15h 54m

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Redruth

£220 - £308

Drive  •  9h 1m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Helston 553.3 miles

£80 - £130

Fly Glasgow to Exeter, train  •  9h 2m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Exeter (EXT) GLA - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Redruth

£121 - £441

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Newquay  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Newquay (NQY) EDI - NQY

£34 - £209

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Exeter, train  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Redruth

£121 - £487

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Redruth

£106 - £494

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  4. Take the train from Plymouth to Redruth

£109 - £510

Train to Glasgow, fly to Newquay, night bus, line 34 bus  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Newquay (NQY) GLA - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Redruth
  4. Take the line 34 bus from Redruth, station to Helston, Tyre Centre

Glasgow to Helston by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Helston is around 13h 14m and covers a distance of around 585 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 49m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service, CrossCountry and others, the Glasgow to Helston service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Helston, Tyre Centre. Typically 41 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 14m
Fastest journey time:
10h 49m
Services per week:
41
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:28
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Helston train and bus schedules

Glasgow → Helston
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Helston is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 16h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Helston is to bus and fly which costs £30 - £210 and takes 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Helston. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Helston via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 30m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Helston is 403 miles. The road distance is 553.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Helston without a car is to train via Birmingham which takes 12h 50m and costs £210 - £800.

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It takes approximately 12h 50m to get from Glasgow to Helston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Helston is to train via Birmingham which takes 12h 50m and costs £210 - £800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 16h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Glasgow to Helston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Helston station.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Helston.
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  • Distance: 402.8 miles
  • Duration: 12h 50m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Helston, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Helston via Preston, Birmingham New Street, Plymouth, Redruth, and Redruth, station in around 12h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Helston via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 16h 30m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £340
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Night train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£95 - £120
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £260
Train from Plymouth to Redruth
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £130
Train from Glasgow Central to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£240 - £600
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£240 - £300
Anytime Day 1st Class
£400 - £600
Train from Exeter St Davids to Redruth
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Redruth
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£23 - £29
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £55
Train from Cardiff Central to Redruth
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£80 - £100
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
Train from Exeter St Davids to Redruth
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Helston
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Night bus from Newquay to Redruth
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Transport for Cornwall
Phone
0808 196 2632
Website
transportforcornwall.co.uk
Bus from Redruth, station to Helston, Tyre Centre
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transport for Cornwall

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Helston is 553 miles. It takes approximately 9h 1m to drive from Glasgow to Helston.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 659+ hotels available in Helston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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