There are 5 ways to get from Helensburgh to Balloch by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  17 min

  1. Take the bus from Helensburgh, Stafford Street to Levenvale, Lomond Drive 306 / ...

$5

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Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Helensburgh Central to Dalreoch
  2. Take the train from Dalreoch to Balloch

$5 - $7

Bus, line 206 bus  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Helensburgh Railway Station to Dumbarton, Comelybank Road 1B
  2. Take the line 206 bus from Dumbarton, Comelybank Road to Balloch, Dalvait Road 1 / ...

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Helensburgh to Balloch 8.2 miles

$19 - $24

Drive  •  11 min

  1. Drive from Helensburgh to Balloch 8.2 miles

$1 - $3

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helensburgh, Stafford Street and arriving at Levenvale, Lomond Drive. Services depart every two hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Helensburgh to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Helensburgh Central and arriving at Balloch via Dalreoch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Helensburgh and Balloch is 6 miles. The road distance is 8.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Helensburgh to Balloch without a car is to bus which takes 17 min and costs .

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The bus from Helensburgh, Stafford Street to Levenvale, Lomond Drive takes 17 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Helensburgh to Balloch bus services, operated by Garelochhead Minibuses +, depart from Helensburgh, Stafford Street station.

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Helensburgh to Balloch train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Helensburgh Central station.

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The best way to get from Helensburgh to Balloch is to bus which takes 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 43 min.

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Helensburgh to Balloch bus services, operated by Garelochhead Minibuses +, arrive at Levenvale, Lomond Drive station.

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Helensburgh to Balloch train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Balloch station.

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Map of how to get from Helensburgh to Balloch.
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  • Distance: 5.9 miles
  • Duration: 17 min

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

Garelochhead Minibuses + operates a bus from Helensburgh to Balloch every 3 hours. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 17 min. McColls Coaches also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Helensburgh to Balloch via Dalreoch in around 43 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Helensburgh Central to Dalreoch
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Train from Dalreoch to Balloch
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$1
Anytime Day Single
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Garelochhead Minibuses +
Phone
01436 810 200
Website
garelochheadcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Helensburgh, Stafford Street to Levenvale, Lomond Drive
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
garelochheadcoaches.co.uk
McColls Coaches
Phone
01389 754 321
Email
customer.services@mccolls.org.uk
Website
mccolls.org.uk
Bus from Helensburgh, Stafford Street to Levenvale, Lomond Drive
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mccolls.org.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Helensburgh Railway Station to Dumbarton, Comelybank Road
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Dumbarton, Comelybank Road to Balloch, Dalvait Road
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Helensburgh to Balloch
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$19 - $24

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Yes, the driving distance between Helensburgh to Balloch is 8 miles. It takes approximately 11 min to drive from Helensburgh to Balloch.

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