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Travel by Air


Glasgow has two international airports: Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International. Glasgow International Airport is the main airport and is served by a number of major and low-cost airlines connect Glasgow to the rest of the UK, Europe, and North America. In particular, there are regular scheduled direct flights to London, Amsterdam & Dubai.


Glasgow Prestwick International lies about 50km south-west of the city centre, and is accessible by rail. It is exclusively served by Ryanair for routes across Europe.


Edinburgh Airport is also close-by, and is also comparatively easy to travel to Helensburgh. It has further connection possibilities, including east coast of the USA.


Travelling by Rail

Helensburgh is well-served by rail routes from Edinburgh and Glasgow. In particular, Glasgow Central Station is a key hub in the UK rail network and provides convenient connection from London and other major UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station is the second main line station situated in the city centre, providing excellent links to the rest of Scotland.


Travelling from the three main airports:

  • Glasgow Airport: take the Airport bus to Queen Street station. Take a low-level train to Helensburgh (45 minutes).

  • Glasgow Prestwick: take the train to Glasgow Central. Take a low-level train westbound, changing for one to Helensburgh at Partick (45 mintues); or walk 5 minutes to Queen Street station.

  • Edinburgh Airport: take the tram or airport bus to Edinburgh Haymarket station. Take a train direct to Helensburgh.


For information on rail travel within the UK see National Rail Enquiries


For more information on individual rail operators or to book tickets on-line, please visit any of the following sites:


The Trainline - this site is a no-nonsense, direct approach to on-line train travel booking. Use this link to find out times, book tickets and reserve seats from any train operator in the mainland UK.

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