There are 6 ways to get from Stirling to Balloch by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 45m

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

£11 - £32

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Bus, line 976 bus  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Islamic Centre to Buchanan Bus Station M8 / ...
  2. Take the line 976 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road 914 / ...

£8 - £12

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Train, line 1 bus  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Glasgow, St Enoch shopping centre to Balloch Bus Terminus 1 / ...

£9 - £21

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stirling to Balloch 30.2 miles

£60 - £80

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Stirling to Balloch 30.2 miles

£5 - £8

Uber  •  37 min

  1. Take an Uber from Stirling to Balloch 30.2 miles

£30 - £50

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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Balloch is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Balloch is to taxi which costs £60 - £80 and takes 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stirling to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Stirling, Islamic Centre and arriving at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stirling to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Stirling and arriving at Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Stirling and Balloch is 26 miles. The road distance is 30.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Balloch without a car is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs £10 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Stirling to Balloch, including transfers.

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Stirling to Balloch bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Stirling, Islamic Centre station.

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

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The best way to get from Stirling to Balloch is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs £10 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus and line 976 bus, which costs £8 - £13 and takes 2h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Stirling to Balloch.
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  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland?

You can take a train from Stirling to Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 1h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stirling to Balloch via Buchanan Bus Station in around 2h 28m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Balloch
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£9 - £13
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Islamic Centre to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Scottish Citylink
First Glasgow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Glasgow, St Enoch shopping centre to Balloch Bus Terminus
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
First Glasgow
City fare
£2
Other operators
Uber Glasgow
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Stirling to Balloch
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£30 - £50
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uber.com
Assist
£30 - £50
UberX
£30 - £50
UberXL
£50 - £70
Exec
£60 - £85
Taxi from Stirling to Balloch
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
£60 - £80
Stirling Taxis
Phone
+44 1786 816 236
Website
stirlingtaxi.com
Jade Taxis
Phone
+44 1786 446 447
Website
stirlingtaxis.co.uk
City Cabs Stirling
Phone
+44 1786 465 557
Website
citycabs-stirling.co.uk
Braehead Taxis
Phone
+44 1786 445 544
Website
braehead-taxis.co.uk

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Stirling to Balloch bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Balloch is 30 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Stirling to Balloch.

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