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

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Train  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Glenrothes with Thornton

£16 - £48

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Bus  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hayfield, Victoria Hospital X27

£12 - £17

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Bus, train  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Haymarket Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Glenrothes with Thornton

£16 - £33

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Thornton 53.2 miles

£8 - £12

Glasgow to Thornton by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Thornton is around 2h 14m and covers a distance of around 75 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 43m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow to Thornton train service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in Glenrothes with Thornton. Typically 195 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 14m
Fastest train time:
1h 43m
Trains per week:
195
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:00
Last train departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Thornton train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Thornton is to drive, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Thornton is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Thornton. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Thornton, The Clock Tower via Hayfield, Victoria Hospital. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Thornton. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Glenrothes with Thornton via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Thornton is 48 miles. The road distance is 53.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Thornton without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs £16 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1h 53m to get from Glasgow to Thornton, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Thornton bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Thornton 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 Thornton is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs £16 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £18 and takes 2h 29m.

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  • Distance: 48 miles
  • Duration: 1h 53m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to Thornton via Haymarket in around 1h 53m. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hayfield, Victoria Hospital hourly. Tickets cost £9 - £14 and the journey takes 1h 58m.

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 Haymarket
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Train from Haymarket to Glenrothes with Thornton
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Haymarket Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hayfield, Victoria Hospital
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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Glasgow to Thornton bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Hayfield, Victoria Hospital station.

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Glasgow to Thornton train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Glenrothes with Thornton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Thornton is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Glasgow to Thornton.

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