There are 4 ways to get from Greenock to Balloch by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Greenock West to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Balloch

$14 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus, line 1 bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Clydebank Railway Station X22
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Clydebank Railway Station to Balloch Bus Terminus (Balloch Turning Circle) 1 / ...

$8 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Greenock to Balloch 24.4 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Greenock to Balloch 24.4 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Greenock to Balloch is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greenock to Balloch is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 30 min.

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The distance between Greenock and Balloch is 8 miles. The road distance is 24.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Greenock to Balloch, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greenock station to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Greenock, Bus Station and arriving at Balloch Bus Terminus (Balloch Turning Circle) via Clydebank Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Greenock to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Greenock West and arriving at Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The nearest airport to Balloch is Glasgow (GLA) Airport which is 11.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK) (34.4 miles), Oban (OBN) (45.1 miles), Edinburgh (EDI) (47.4 miles) and Islay (ILY) (68.8 miles).

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Map of how to get from Greenock to Balloch.
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  • Distance: 8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

What companies run services between Greenock, Scotland and Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland?

You can take a train from Greenock to Balloch via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greenock to Balloch via Clydebank Railway Station in around 2 h 4 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Greenock West to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $10
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Balloch
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Greenock to Balloch
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55

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