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How to get from Glasgow airport to Central Train Station?

Mar 16th, 2005, 07:01 PM
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How to get from Glasgow airport to Central Train Station?

We are flying directly into Glasgow and plan to take the train from there to Stirling. Should we just plan on taking a taxi to the train station, or is there another way. There will be just the two of us and we travel with one small bag each - plus carryon.
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Mar 16th, 2005, 07:42 PM
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Trains to Stirling go from Glasgow Queen Street station, not Glasgow Central. There is bus service every 15 minutes from the airport that stops at both train stations and at the Buchanan Street bus station.
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May 8th, 2005, 06:56 AM
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Does the train to Oban leave from Glasgow Central? Also how long is the trip bu bus in from the airport and what is the cost?
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May 8th, 2005, 08:12 AM
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The Oban trains go from Queen Street, too.

The tickets are £3 single or $4.50 return.

I ca't find how long it takes and I guess it's traffic dependent, but I'd have thought 20 minutes in the middle of the night up to 45 at rush hour
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May 8th, 2005, 09:45 AM
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Thanks Sheila. I appreciate the help!
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May 8th, 2005, 05:24 PM
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Citylink timetables are found at http://www.citylink.co.uk/timetables.htm
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Jul 27th, 2005, 05:01 AM
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Looking at British Ariways' map of the Airport I can't find where the buses depart. While I am sure there are signs, I may be a bit foggy when I arrive. Would someone mind providing directions?

A note elsewhere leads me to beieve there is more than one bus company to choose. Does it make a difference which one?

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Jul 27th, 2005, 07:03 AM
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Also, for the train to Edinburgh, should I jest wait to buy my ticket at the station? If I get a return ticket, must I specify the return time?

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Jul 27th, 2005, 07:13 AM
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All public buses depart from the front of the terminal building.

There are frequent services to Glasgow city centre operated by Citylink and Fairline as a combined service 905. All services have drop off points at various locations in the city including close to Glasgow Central and Queen Street railway stations and at Buchanan bus station.

(I nicked that form their web site)


Wait till you get to the station to buy a ticket. You can certainly buy an open return. There may be some benefit it a day return or a weekend return or a weekday return, but just ask the person on the desk when you get there.
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Jul 27th, 2005, 07:15 AM
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For journeys like Glasgow-Edinburgh, there's generally a slight price advantage in buying a return ticket, which will be cheapest if you accept some broad restrictions on your travelling time.

There's usually no advantage in advance purchase or in buying a ticket that restricts you to a specific return train. You're probably as well just buying the relevant ticket from the machine at the station in Glasgow

Go to www.nationalrail.co.uk and plug in your approx. times and dates. Follow "fares" and you'll see a range of fares, with the rules around travel restrictions and advance purchase for each. These rules vary widely from journey to journey, so there's little point our advising you.
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Thank you both.

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