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There are 4 ways to get from Paisley to Waterfoot by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 16m

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

£4 - £9

3 alternative options

Line 54 bus, line 395 bus  •  2h

  1. Take the line 54 bus from Paisley, Falside Road to Neilston, Post Office 54
  2. Take the line 395 bus from Neilston, Neilson High Station to Waterfoot, Floors Road 395

£6 - £7

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Paisley to Waterfoot 12.5 miles

£28 - £35

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Paisley to Waterfoot 12.5 miles

£1 - £3

Paisley to Waterfoot by train

The train journey time between Paisley and Waterfoot is around 1h 5m and covers a distance of around 15 miles. The fastest train normally takes 40 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Paisley to Waterfoot train service departs from Paisley Gilmour Street and arrives in Thorntonhall. Typically 141 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 5m
Fastest train time:
40 min
Train distance:
15 miles
Trains per week:
141
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:17
Last train departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paisley to Waterfoot train schedules

Paisley → Waterfoot
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The cost-effective way to get from Paisley to Waterfoot is to drive, which costs £1 - £3 and takes 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paisley to Waterfoot is to taxi which costs £28 - £35 and takes 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paisley to Waterfoot. However, there are services departing from Paisley, Falside Road and arriving at Waterfoot, Floors Road via Neilston, Neilson High Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h.

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No, there is no direct train from Paisley to Waterfoot. However, there are services departing from Paisley Gilmour Street and arriving at Thorntonhall via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 16m.

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The distance between Paisley and Waterfoot is 8 miles. The road distance is 12.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Paisley to Waterfoot without a car is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs £4 - £10.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m to get from Paisley to Waterfoot, including transfers.

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Paisley to Waterfoot bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Paisley, Falside Road station.

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Paisley to Waterfoot train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Paisley Gilmour Street station.

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The best way to get from Paisley to Waterfoot is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs £4 - £10. Alternatively, you can line 54 bus and line 395 bus, which costs £5 - £7 and takes 2h.

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Map of how to get from Paisley to Waterfoot.
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  • Distance: 7.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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

You can take a train from Paisley to Waterfoot via Glasgow Central in around 1h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paisley to Waterfoot via Neilston, Post Office and Neilston, Neilson High Station in around 2h.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Central to Thorntonhall
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £5
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Paisley, Falside Road to Neilston, Post Office
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Neilston, Neilson High Station to Waterfoot, Floors Road
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Other operators
Taxi from Paisley to Waterfoot
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Renfrewshire Cab Co
Phone
+44 141 887 7770
Website
renfrewshirecabco.co.uk
Paisley Taxis
Phone
+44 141 884 8888
Website
paisleytaxis.com
Gryffe Radio Cars
Phone
+44 1505 322 255
Website
gryfferadiocars.co.uk

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Paisley to Waterfoot bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Waterfoot, Floors Road station.

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Paisley to Waterfoot train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Thorntonhall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paisley to Waterfoot is 12 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Paisley to Waterfoot.

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