There are 3 ways to get from Greenock to Rothesay by train, ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Drumfrochar to Wemyss Bay
  2. Take the ferry from Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal to Rothesay Ferry Terminal Cm3

$9 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Greenock, West Stewart Street (Stance 2) to Wemyss Bay Station 585 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal to Rothesay Ferry Terminal Cm3

$9 - $13

1 alternative option

Ferry  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the ferry from Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal to Rothesay Ferry Terminal Wav

What companies run services between Greenock, Scotland and Rothesay, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Greenock to Rothesay. However, you can take the train to Wemyss Bay, take the walk to Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Rothesay Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Greenock to Rothesay via Wemyss Bay Station and Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal in around 1 h 24 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Drumfrochar to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $5
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Greenock, West Stewart Street (Stance 2) to Wemyss Bay Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
McGills Bus Service
Ferry operators
Paddle Steamer Waverley
Phone
+44 845 130 4647
Email
info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Website
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal to Rothesay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Greenock to Rothesay?

The distance between Greenock and Rothesay is 22 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Greenock to Rothesay?

The cheapest way to get from Greenock to Rothesay is to bus and ferry which costs £6 - £10 and takes 1 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Greenock to Rothesay?

The quickest way to get from Greenock to Rothesay is to train and ferry which takes 1 h 21 min and costs £6 - £10.

Is there a direct ferry between Greenock and Rothesay?

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal and arriving at Rothesay Ferry Terminal. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

How long does it take to get from Greenock to Rothesay?

It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from Greenock to Rothesay, including transfers.