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2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

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2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

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Me and my family (three of us) are coming to Glasgow on a two day visit, in July. Coming py plane, and booked a room near Cathcart station (very close to the bus stations for Nr. 4 and 6 buses, and also close to the Cathcart train station). From the airport to the center we will use the Airport Express (family ticket), but for the rest of this first trip and for the travelling in next two days we need some advices:

1. Which is the most convinient/cheapest way of communication between the center and Cathcart?

2. Is there a single ticket for the bus and how much does it cost?

3. Is it possible to buy "5 singles" in the bus?

4. What is the price of single train ticket from Central to the Cathcart?

5. Is there a family ticket, like for the buses?

6. Are there ticket machines in the station?

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1. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

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2. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

You can find all this info on the http://spt.co.uk/ website

Alan it might be a duplicate but this one is on the correct forum. The other one is on the general UK one.

Edited: 14 May 2018, 21:30
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3. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

A “Firstday” ticket for the Bus is £4:50, unlimited travel on Firstbus Glasgow wide.

Train is more expensive for multi journeys.

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4. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

Another option would be to go to Paisley Gilmour St station (by bus or taxi) and then take a train to Glasgow Central and another to Cathcart. This has the advantage of placing you in the station for your change. Single adult ticket Paisley-Cathcart is £3.80, but a Roundabout ticket covering all day (after 0900 weekdays) train travel plus subway in Glasgow and beyond is £7 adult, £3.50 child.

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5. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

thanks David!

looks like good idea to use train all the way from Paisley, but then coming to question nr. 2 from first post...the bus to Paisley would be 757, but I just can't find the info if there is a single ticket for the bus and how much does it cost?

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6. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

David’s advice, while well meaning, is a loooong way for a shortcut!

So that’s Bus to Paisley, Train to Central, then a second train to Cathcart.

If you take the 500 Airport Express, the Ticket is good for onward journey on other Firstbus’s throughout Glasgow for that day!

Also I don’t know how many there are in your party, but on the #500 the more persons in your party the bigger the discounted fare as you can buy multi person tickets.

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7. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

thanks madscotsman115,

appreciate for that advice!

just to make things clear - if we buy the ticket for 500 Airport Express, we can use this same ticket for driving by bus (Nr. 4 or 6) from center to Cathcart? we are three and plan to buy a family ticket for the 500 Airport Express. can this be done with that kind of ticket also?

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8. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

The £8 Single Fare allows for 1 additional journey to/from the Airport onwards across the Glasgow Firstbus Network, so yes, on disembarking in the City Centre keep and show your ticket to the Driver of the Next Bus, he will probably punch it making it invalid for any further journey.

There are other multiple day tickets also available.

For £18 there is a 4 day ticket, so that would be Airport 500 in to Glasgow and 4 consecutive days travel on any Firstbus across Glasgow, there is also one for £20 for 5 Days.

There are also Groupsaver or Family Tickets, check with the Driver of the 500 what would be most economic option for you.

Or check Firstbus Glasgow website, all the details are in there!

There isn’t any need to buy in advance btw, just buy from the Driver, the 500 is the only Firstbus that gives change.

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9. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

Firstbus Glasgow tickets now have a QR code on them. So, if you have a ticket, you just place it on the scanner next to the driver, as you enter the bus. After it bleeps, you take your ticket and go find a seat.

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10. Re: 2 days in Glasgow - bus or train?

Be aware that on the Glasgow-Cathcart rail line an off peak return fare is usually better value than two singles. You just have to travel after 9am. The return fare is £2.40. Check train fares and times on the Scotrail website:

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