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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Irvine by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Irvine

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Campbell Street to Irvine, South Barr

Bus, line 11 bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Kilmarnock, Bus Station
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Irvine, East Road

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Irvine

Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Irvine

Glasgow to Irvine by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Irvine is around 34 min and covers a distance of around 30 miles. The fastest train normally takes 28 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow to Irvine train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Irvine. Typically 329 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
34 min
Fastest train time:
28 min
Train distance:
30 miles
Trains per week:
329
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:15
Last train departs at:
23:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Irvine train schedules

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

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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Irvine is to drive, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Irvine is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow, West Campbell Street and arriving at Irvine, South Barr. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Irvine. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Irvine is 23 miles. The road distance is 26.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Irvine without a car is to train which takes 39 min and costs £6 - £19.

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The train from Glasgow Central to Irvine takes 39 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Glasgow to Irvine bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Glasgow, West Campbell Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Irvine is to train which takes 39 min and costs £6 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Irvine.
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  • Distance: 23.1 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Central to Irvine every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £6 - £19 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Glasgow, West Campbell Street to Irvine, South Barr once daily. Tickets cost £4 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

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 Irvine
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Campbell Street to Irvine, South Barr
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Kilmarnock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Irvine, East Road
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow to Irvine
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
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 Irvine bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Irvine, South Barr station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Irvine is 27 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Glasgow to Irvine.

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