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About Helensburgh

The elegant holiday town of Helensburgh epitomises grand Victorian seaside architecture and elegance. Located on the West Scottish coast with excellent links to both Glasgow and Loch Lomond, the town has a fine reputation as a place of retreat.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Helensburgh Upper
Fort Matilda
Helensburgh Central

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
The 500 express bus runs every 10 minutes and provides the quickest option.

How to Get to Helensburgh

Flights to Helensburgh

Flights to Helensburgh arrive at Glasgow Airport, the closest airport to the town. Glasgow is a major international airport, served by a number of large and budget carriers including British Airways, EasyJet and Jet2. Located to the west of Glasgow, the airport is just 37 kilometres from Helensburgh. A taxi service from Glasgow Airport is the fastest option for travel to Helensburgh, offering a journey time of just over 30 minutes. Alternatively passengers can take the Glasgow Shuttle Bus to central Glasgow and then board a train to Helensburgh.

Trains to Helensburgh

Helensburgh is home to three train stations, Helensburgh Central, Helensburgh Upper and Craigendoran. Regular Scotrail trains arrive at Helensburgh Central from Glasgow or Edinburgh along the North Clyde Line. Helensburgh Central is the most convenient station for most visitors, located in the city centre a short walk from the beach, shops, hotels and central amenities. Trains from Glasgow to Helensburgh take approximately 45 minutes or just over two hours from Edinburgh. A number of bus services depart from Helensburgh Central Station and serve the outerlying regions of the town.

Buses to Helensburgh

Travel to Helensburgh by bus is a convenient way to reach the town. The main bus terminus is located at Helensburgh Central Railway Station, in the centre of the town. Buses arrive from Glasgow, as well as Arrochar, Dumbarton, Garelochhead and surrounding villages. Bus and coach operators include SPT, First and National Express.

Popular routes to Helensburgh