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

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Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Balloch

£4 - £12

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Bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, James Watt Street to Jamestown, Arthurston Road 1A / ...

£2

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Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Jamestown 19.3 miles

£40 - £50

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Jamestown 19.3 miles

£2 - £5

Glasgow to Jamestown by trains

The train journey time between Glasgow and Jamestown is around 46 min and covers a distance of around 19 miles. The fastest train normally takes 43 min. Operated by ScotRail, the Glasgow to Jamestown train service departs from Charing Cross (Glasgow) and arrives in Balloch. Typically 195 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
46 min
Fastest train time:
43 min
Trains per week:
195
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:45
Last train departs at:
23:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Jamestown train schedules

Glasgow → Jamestown
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Jamestown is to bus which costs £2 and takes 1h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Jamestown is to taxi which costs £40 - £50 and takes 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow, James Watt Street and arriving at Jamestown, Arthurston Road. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charing Cross (Glasgow) and arriving at Balloch. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Jamestown is 15 miles. The road distance is 19.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Jamestown without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs £4 - £12.

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The train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Balloch takes 47 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow to Jamestown bus services, operated by First Glasgow, depart from Glasgow, James Watt Street station.

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Glasgow to Jamestown train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Charing Cross (Glasgow) station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Jamestown is to train which takes 47 min and costs £4 - £12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 1h 10m.

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  • Distance: 15.3 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Jamestown, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Balloch hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £12 and the journey takes 47 min. Alternatively, First Glasgow operates a bus from Glasgow, James Watt Street to Jamestown, Arthurston Road 3 times a day. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Balloch
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£9 - £12
Bus operators
First Glasgow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, James Watt Street to Jamestown, Arthurston Road
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£2
Website
First Glasgow
City fare
£2
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow to Jamestown
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
£40 - £50
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 Jamestown bus services, operated by First Glasgow, arrive at Jamestown, Arthurston Road station.

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Glasgow to Jamestown train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Balloch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Jamestown is 19 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Glasgow to Jamestown.

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