There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow to Tain by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$56 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$39 - $57

4 alternative options

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride X27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90

$41 - $59

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Tain 201.5 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Glasgow to Inverness, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Inverness (INV) GLA - INV
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Tain

$123 - $269

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Wick, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC
  3. Take the bus from Wick, Hill Avenue (Bus Stop) to Tain, Post Office

$105 - $378

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Tain is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Tain is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Tain is 135 miles. The road distance is 201.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Glasgow to Tain, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Tain. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Tain, Post Office via Inverness, Bus Station and Invergordon, Camerons Garden Centre (Cameron's Garden Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Tain every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Tain every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 23 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Bergen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Bergen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Tain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wick, Hill Avenue (Bus Stop) to Tain, Post Office
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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