There are 6 ways to get from Motherwell to Paisley by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street

$10 - $47

Cheapest option

Bus, line 9 bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Motherwell Library (Avon Street) to Buchanan Bus Station X11
  2. Take the line 9 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Paisley, St Mirren Street 9

$7 - $8

4 alternative options

Train  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Paisley Gilmour Street

$7 - $10

Train, line 26 bus  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central Low Level
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Paisley, Park Road 26

$11 - $14

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Motherwell to Paisley 22.4 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Motherwell to Paisley 22.4 miles

$4 - $7

What companies run services between Motherwell, Scotland and Paisley, Scotland?

You can take a train from Motherwell to Paisley via Glasgow Central in around 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Motherwell to Paisley via Buchanan Bus Station in around 1 h 12 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $5
Train from Motherwell to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central Low Level
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Motherwell Library (Avon Street) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
First
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Paisley, St Mirren Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
McGills Bus Service
Other operators
Taxi from Motherwell to Paisley
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Motherwell to Paisley?

The distance between Motherwell and Paisley is 28 km. The road distance is 36 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Motherwell to Paisley?

The cheapest way to get from Motherwell to Paisley is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Motherwell to Paisley?

The quickest way to get from Motherwell to Paisley is to taxi which takes 27 min and costs £30 - £40.

Is there a direct train between Motherwell and Paisley?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Motherwell and arriving at Paisley Gilmour Street. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

Is there a direct bus between Motherwell and Paisley?

No, there is no direct bus from Motherwell to Paisley. However, there are services departing from Motherwell Library (Avon Street) and arriving at Paisley, St Mirren Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

How long does it take to get from Motherwell to Paisley?

It takes approximately 33 min to get from Motherwell to Paisley, including transfers.