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How to get to Loch Lomond

Directions by Air:

Glasgow Airport, with its UK and international links, is under half an hour by road. Car hire and taxi available. The UK's only commercial seaplane service, Loch Lomond Seaplanes, also connects Glasgow with Loch Lomond.

Directions by Train:

From Glasgow Queen Street, services for Oban and Fort William connect with several stations by or near Loch Lomond. There are also separate services terminating at Helensburgh Central and Balloch. 

The Loch Lomond area is well served by regular rail services. The most frequent are direct ½ hourly services throughout the day from Glasgow Queen Street to both Balloch (at the southern end of the loch) and to Helensburgh Central, via Dumbarton.

The world-famous West Highland Line also stops at Helensburgh (Upper) and Garelochhead before swinging back through Arrochar & Tarbet and Ardlui at the northern end of the loch, en route to Oban and Fort William.

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Directions by Road:

For the eastern side of the Loch Lomond area, follow signs for Drymen, leaving Glasgow via Milngavie. Via the A82, take signs for Dumbarton, then Balloch. For the western sea-lochs, travel via Helensburgh (A814 from Dumbarton). Travel time from Glasgow city centre to the lochside can be as little as 30 minutes.

Directions by Bus/Coach:

There are also good coach links to Loch Lomond - for example, from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to the south side of the loch is only 45 minutes. Ardlui at the northern tip is one hour and 20 minutes.

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