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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Stirling Castle by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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Train  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

£6 - £19

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Bus  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station M8 / ...

£3 - £10

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Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Stirling Castle 29.6 miles

£60 - £75

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Stirling Castle 29.6 miles

£4 - £7

Rideshare  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Stirling 26.8 miles

£4 - £7

Glasgow to Stirling Castle by train and walk

The journey time between Glasgow and Stirling Castle is around 32 min and covers a distance of around 30 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 25 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow to Stirling Castle service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in Stirling Castle. Typically 415 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
32 min
Fastest journey time:
25 min
Services per week:
415
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:53
Last service departs at:
23:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Stirling Castle train and walk schedules

Glasgow → Stirling Castle
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Stirling Castle is to rideshare which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Stirling Castle is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Stirling, Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Stirling. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Stirling Castle is 22 miles. The road distance is 29.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Stirling Castle without a car is to train which takes 51 min and costs £6 - £19.

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The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling takes 35 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Glasgow to Stirling Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Stirling Castle is to train which takes 51 min and costs £6 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £3 - £10 and takes 1h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Stirling Castle.
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  • Distance: 21.6 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Stirling Castle, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £6 - £19 and the journey takes 35 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 44 min. First also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
Ave. Duration
35 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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Stirling
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Glasgow to Stirling Castle
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
£60 - £75
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 Stirling Castle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stirling, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Stirling Castle is 30 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Glasgow to Stirling Castle.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Stirling Castle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Glasgow and Stirling Castle. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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