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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

£19 - £28

Cheapest option

Bus via Ayr  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ayr, Bus Station X77
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Stranraer, Cross 358 / ...

£13 - £20

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer

£23 - £65

Drive  •  1h 52m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Kirkcolm 92.9 miles

£14 - £21

Glasgow to Kirkcolm by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Kirkcolm is around 6h 15m and covers a distance of around 97 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 38m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach West Scotland, the Glasgow to Kirkcolm bus service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Kirkcolm, Post Office. Typically 17 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 15m
Fastest bus time:
3h 38m
Bus distance:
97 miles
Buses per week:
17
Cheapest price:
£19
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:30
Last bus departs at:
21:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Kirkcolm bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Kirkcolm is to bus via Ayr which costs £12 - £21 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Kirkcolm is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Kirkcolm. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Kirkcolm, Post Office via Stranraer, Port Rodie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 38m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Kirkcolm is 70 miles. The road distance is 92.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Kirkcolm without a car is to bus which takes 3h 38m and costs £19 - £28.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Glasgow to Kirkcolm, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Kirkcolm bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Kirkcolm is to bus which takes 3h 38m and costs £19 - £28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £22 - £70 and takes 4h 7m.

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Glasgow to Kirkcolm bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Kirkcolm is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1h 52m to drive from Glasgow to Kirkcolm.

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  • Distance: 70 miles
  • Duration: 3h 38m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 4 times a day. Tickets cost £17 - £24 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Alternatively, First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer twice daily. Tickets cost £20 - £65 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

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 Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £24
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Stranraer, Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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