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There are 4 ways to get from Stirling to Helensburgh by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

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

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Wellgreen Road to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Helensburgh Central

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Stirling to Helensburgh

Drive

  1. Drive from Stirling to Helensburgh

Stirling to Helensburgh by train

The train journey time between Stirling and Helensburgh is around 1h 43m and covers a distance of around 52 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 18m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Stirling to Helensburgh train service departs from Stirling and arrives in Helensburgh Central. Typically 209 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 19m
Layover time:
23 min
Total time:
1h 43m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 18m
Train distance:
52 miles
Trains per week:
209
Cheapest price:
£12
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:55
Last train departs at:
23:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stirling to Helensburgh train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Helensburgh is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Helensburgh is to taxi which costs £80 - £95 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stirling to Helensburgh. However, there are services departing from Stirling and arriving at Helensburgh Central via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 48m.

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The distance between Stirling and Helensburgh is 32 miles. The road distance is 37.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Helensburgh without a car is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs £11 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from Stirling to Helensburgh, including transfers.

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

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Stirling to Helensburgh train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Helensburgh Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Helensburgh is 38 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Stirling to Helensburgh.

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  • Distance: 31.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 48m

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Helensburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Stirling to Helensburgh via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 1h 48m.

Train operators
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 Queen Street Low Level to Helensburgh Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £14
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £14
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Stirling to Helensburgh
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
£80 - £95
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

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