There are 5 ways to get from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare
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Train • 19 min
£2 - £5
Rideshare • 1h
3 alternative options
Line 38 bus • 1h
£3 - £4
Taxi • 13 min
£22 - £27
Drive • 13 min
£1 - £3
Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station by train
The train journey time between Paisley St James and Glasgow Central Station is around 18 min and covers a distance of around 8 miles. The fastest train normally takes 14 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station train service departs from Paisley St James and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 280 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station train schedules
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 13 min.
The quickest way to get from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station is to taxi which costs £22 - £27 and takes 13 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paisley, West Brae and arriving at Glasgow, Argyle Street. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paisley St James and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.
The distance between Paisley St James and Glasgow Central Station is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.6 miles.
The best way to get from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs £2 - £5.
The train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central takes 19 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Paisley, West Brae station.
Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Paisley St James station.
The best way to get from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station is to train which takes 19 min and costs £2 - £5. Alternatively, you can line 38 bus, which costs £3 - £4 and takes 1h.
What companies run services between Paisley St James, Scotland and Glasgow Central Station, Scotland?
First ScotRail Service operates a train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central hourly. Tickets cost £2 - £5 and the journey takes 19 min. Alternatively, McGills Bus Service operates a bus from Paisley, West Brae to Glasgow, Argyle Street every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £4 and the journey takes 45 min.
Train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central
- Ave. Duration
- 19 min
- Estimated price
- £2 - £5
- First ScotRail Service
- Anytime Day Single
- £2 - £4
- Anytime Day Single 1st Class
- £3 - £5
Bus from Paisley, West Brae to Glasgow, Argyle Street
- Ave. Duration
- 45 min
- Every 15 minutes
- Estimated price
- £3 - £4
- McGills Bus Service
Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.
Rideshare from Paisley to Glasgow
- Ave. Duration
- 29 min
- Once daily
- Estimated price
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More Questions & Answers
Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Glasgow, Argyle Street station.
Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Glasgow Central station.
Yes, the driving distance between Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station is 10 miles. It takes approximately 13 min to drive from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central Station.
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