The Three Lochs Way is particularly well served by rail transport. Balloch, at the southern end of the route, has a half hourly electric train link with Glasgow and this is also the case with Helensburgh. These two towns are also interconnected at Dalreoch station in Dumbarton. With stations at Helensburgh, Garelochhead and Arrochar/Tarbet, the West Highland Railway also makes the northern parts of the Three Lochs Way easily accessible and these links mean that it is possible to use sections of the Way as linear day walks. Timetables available on the Scotrail website.
The Glasgow - Oban/Campbeltown/Fort William CityLink bus services also operate up and down the A82 and stops exist at Balloch (Stoneymolan Roundabout), Duck Bay, Luss, Inverbeg, Tarbet and Inveruglas. The service is however relatively infrequent and quite expensive. See the CityLink website for more details. (Please note the Citylink bus does not come right down into Balloch, but stops on the A82, about a kilometre outside the village. At Luss you can change to a number 305 local bus which does come into Balloch - Timetable.
Wilsons of Rhu provide a local bus service linking Balloch, Helensburgh and Garelochhead.
Garelochhead Coaches provide a timetabled bus service connecting Helensburgh with Arrochar via Luss.
Telephone 0845 123 5656 for information about a dial-a-bus service available in the West Loch Lomond area.
Based as they are in Helensburgh, Trident Taxis are well placed to help with transport needs. They can be contacted on 0800 67 3333.
During the summer, Cruise Loch Lomond has regular services linking Tarbet with Inversnaid and Rowardennan and if you call them in advance (01301 702356), their Rob Roy service will come in to Inveruglas at 4pm and take you back down to Tarbet. A new development this year, Sweeney's Cruises, (01389 752376) intend to run a service linking Balmaha with Balloch making circular walking tours of Loch Lomond viable for the first time in many years.
Our Funding Partners
The Three Lochs Way is managed and maintained by the voluntary efforts of members of Helensburgh & District Access Trust which urgently requires funding for improvements to the route. Find out more on how you can help.