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There are 2 ways to get from Glasgow to Sandbank by bus, ferry or car

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Bus, ferry  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, Pitt Street to Levan, Cameron Court 901
  2. Take the ferry from Levan, Gourock McInroy's Point Ferry Terminal to Hunter's Quay, Dunoon Hunters Quay Ferry Terminal Wf1

£11 - £12

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 39m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Sandbank 72.4 miles

£11 - £17

Glasgow to Sandbank by bus and ferry

The journey time between Glasgow and Sandbank is around 2h 31m and covers a distance of around 35 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 17m. Operated by McGills Bus Service, Western Ferries and West Coast Motors, the Glasgow to Sandbank service departs from Glasgow, Pitt Street and arrives in Sandbank, Finbracken. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 31m
Fastest journey time:
2h 17m
Journey distance:
35 miles
Services per week:
Cheapest price:
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

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First service departs at:
Last service departs at:

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Sandbank bus and ferry schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Sandbank is to bus and ferry, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 2h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Sandbank is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 39m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Sandbank is 28 miles. The road distance is 72.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Sandbank without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 2h 26m and costs £10 - £13.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from Glasgow to Sandbank, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Sandbank is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1h 39m to drive from Glasgow to Sandbank.

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  • Distance: 28.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 26m

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

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Sandbank. However, you can take the bus to Levan, Cameron Court, take the walk to Levan, Gourock McInroy's Point Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Hunter's Quay, Dunoon Hunters Quay Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Hunter's Quay, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 489 bus to Sandbank, Finbracken. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Sandbank.

Bus operators
Ferry operators
Western Ferries
+44 1369 704452
Ferry from Levan, Gourock McInroy's Point Ferry Terminal to Hunter's Quay, Dunoon Hunters Quay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
Western Ferries

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