John Muir Way

Travel Information

Detailed Travel Information for the John Muir Way will be supplied in your Information Pack, but the following may help with your planning.

Arriving into Scotland

By Air:
Nearest International Airports: Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh.

An airport shuttle bus operates from Glasgow International Airport to Glasgow city centre (journey time 20 minutes). A train service operates between Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Glasgow Central Station (journey time 45 minutes). A tram and bus operate between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Haymarket Station (journey time 20 minutes) from which you can connect to either Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street (journey time 45 minutes to 1 hour).

By Rail:
If you plan to travel by train you can connect with a train to Helensburgh from Glasgow Queen Street Station. The journey from London Euston to Glasgow Central Station takes approximately 5 hours 30 minutes. Frequent services operate on the West Coast Mainline to Glasgow. It is then a 10 minute walk or short taxi ride to Glasgow Queen Street Station.

Arriving in Helensburgh

By Rail:From Glasgow Queen Street Station there are frequent rail services to Helensburgh Central station (journey time 45 minutes).

By Road: If you plan to travel by car it may be possible to leave it at the Guest House or Hotel at the start or end of your walk, for the duration of your holiday. We can check this for you when your booking is confirmed.

Returning from Dunbar

By Rail:
Dunbar is conveniently situated on the East Coast Main Line. Direct services run to Edinburgh (journey time 30 minutes), Newcastle (journey time 1 hour 10 minutes) and London (4 hours 30 minutes).

By Air:
Nearest Airports: Edinburgh Airport (1 hour via Edinburgh Haymarket Station), Newcastle Airport (2 hours via Newcastle Central), or Glasgow International (3 hours via Edinburgh and Glasgow Central).

Train Tickets
Great savings can be made by buying your train tickets in advance through theTrainline website at Although tickets can only be mailed to a UK address, overseas customers can still order tickets in advance and collect them from a Fast Ticket machine in the UK. Fast Ticket machines are located in most mainline railway stations.