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There are 5 ways to get from Stirling to Gretna Green by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Carlisle

£18 - £160

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Train via Glasgow  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

£30 - £166

Train via Glasgow #2  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green

£29 - £89

Bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Islamic Centre to Buchanan Bus Station 909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle
  3. Take the bus from Carlisle, The Prince and Bear to Gretna, Solway Lodge 79 / ...

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Stirling to Gretna Green 102.2 miles

£15 - £23

Stirling to Gretna Green by train and bus

The journey time between Stirling and Gretna Green is around 3h 54m and covers a distance of around 152 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 36m. Operated by LNER, Stagecoach North West and Houstons Minicoaches, the Stirling to Gretna Green service departs from Stirling and arrives in Gretna, Central Avenue. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 54m
Fastest journey time:
3h 36m
Journey distance:
152 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:33
Last service departs at:
12:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stirling to Gretna Green train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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Stirling → Gretna Green
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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stirling to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Stirling, Islamic Centre and arriving at Gretna, Solway Lodge via Glasgow and Carlisle, The Prince and Bear. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stirling to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Stirling and arriving at Gretna Green via Glasgow Central and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Stirling and Gretna Green is 85 miles. The road distance is 102.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Gretna Green without a car is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs £18 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Stirling to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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

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Stirling to Gretna Green train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Stirling station.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Gretna Green is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs £18 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Stirling to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 84.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Gretna Green, Scotland?

LNER operates a train from Stirling to Carlisle twice a week. Tickets cost £18 - £160 and the journey takes 2h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stirling to Gretna Green via Glasgow, Carlisle, and Carlisle, The Prince and Bear in around 4h 29m.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£18 - £160
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £100
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £160
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £70
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
TransPennine Express Service
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 - £10
Website
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 Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, The Prince and Bear to Gretna, Solway Lodge
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North West
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, The Prince and Bear to Gretna, Solway Lodge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Houstons MinicoachesHoustons Minicoaches

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Stirling to Gretna Green bus services, operated by Stagecoach North West, arrive at Gretna, Solway Lodge station.

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Stirling to Gretna Green train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Gretna Green is 102 miles. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Stirling to Gretna Green.

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