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 and Craigendoran. These stations are also interconnected at Dalreoch station in Dumbarton. With stations at Helensburgh (Upper), 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 or Trainline
The Glasgow - Oban/Campbeltown/Fort William/Skye CityLink bus services also operate up and down the A82 and stops exist at Balloch (Stoneymollan Roundabout), Duck Bay, Luss, Inverbeg, Tarbet and Inveruglas (described by bus companies as Sloy Power Station). The service is infrequent. See the CityLink website for more details. Please be aware that on Citilink services -
1. Dogs aren't allowed on the buses.
2. You should buy a ticket in advance as buses are often fully booked but if booked the bus should stop for you.
3. Make sure you are in the right place and that the driver sees you.
4. At Inveruglas the bus will not pull into the car park but should stop on the A82 just opposite the gate for the power station. Again, make yourself visible to the driver.
Please also note that the Citylink bus does not come right down into Balloch, but stops on the A82, about a kilometre outside the village so you need to walk from there. 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 (to Carrick Castle) which connects Helensburgh with Arrochar and Tarbet via Luss.
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.