Edinburgh to Balloch by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:50
  • Last train
    21:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 58m

Travelling from Edinburgh to Balloch by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Balloch take around 1 hour and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 87 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Balloch.

Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Balloch?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Balloch usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Balloch every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 32 departures.

How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Balloch?

The Edinburgh to Balloch train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Edinburgh to Balloch train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Balloch is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 04:50 and the last train is around 20:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:55, and the last at 21:40.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Edinburgh to Balloch train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to Balloch by train.

Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Balloch?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Balloch, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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