Directions from Helensburgh to Glasgow

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Recommended option

Train  •  40 min

$8 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 27 min

  1. 1B

$4 - $5

3 alternative options

Ferry  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Wav

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. 25.7 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  38 min

  1. 25.7 miles

$5 - $8

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

ScotRail operates a train from Helensburgh to Glasgow hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $10 and the journey takes 40 min. Caledonian Sleeper also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Helensburgh to Glasgow every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 27 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Helensburgh Central to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $10
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Helensburgh Upper to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Paddle Steamer Waverley
Phone
+44 845 130 4647
Email
info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Website
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Helensburgh Ferry Terminal to Cessnock, Glasgow Science Centre North Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Helensburgh to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Helensburgh and Glasgow is 34 km. The road distance is 41 km.

The cheapest way to get from Helensburgh to Glasgow is to bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 1 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Helensburgh to Glasgow is to taxi which takes 38 min and costs £35 - £50.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helensburgh Central and arriving at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helensburgh Railway Station and arriving at Glasgow, Hielenman's Umbrella (Hope Street). Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Helensburgh Ferry Terminal and arriving at Cessnock, Glasgow Science Centre North Quay. Services depart twice daily, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

The train from Helensburgh Central to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level takes 40 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.