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There are 4 ways to get from Helensburgh to Stirling by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Helensburgh Central to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

$17 - $23

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Bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Helensburgh station to Glasgow, Hielenman's Umbrella 1B
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station X36 / ...

$10 - $21

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Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Helensburgh to Stirling 38.3 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Helensburgh to Stirling 38.3 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Helensburgh to Stirling is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helensburgh to Stirling is to taxi which costs £55 - £65 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helensburgh station to Stirling station. However, there are services departing from Helensburgh station and arriving at Stirling, Bus Station via Glasgow, Argyle Street and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Helensburgh to Stirling. However, there are services departing from Helensburgh Central and arriving at Stirling via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Helensburgh and Stirling is 32 miles. The road distance is 38.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Helensburgh to Stirling without a car is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs £13 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Helensburgh to Stirling, including transfers.

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Helensburgh to Stirling bus services, operated by First, arrive at Helensburgh station.

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

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The best way to get from Helensburgh to Stirling is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs £13 - £18. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £16 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Helensburgh to Stirling.
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  • Distance: 31.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Helensburgh to Stirling via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level and Glasgow Queen Street in around 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helensburgh to Stirling via Glasgow, Hielenman's Umbrella, Glasgow, Argyle Street, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 11 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
$7 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Helensburgh station to Glasgow, Hielenman's Umbrella
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Scottish Citylink
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Stirling, Scotland
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Helensburgh to Stirling
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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Helensburgh to Stirling bus services, operated by First, arrive at Stirling, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Helensburgh to Stirling is 38 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Helensburgh to Stirling.

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There are 311+ hotels available in Stirling. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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