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Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

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Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

My cousin and I are going on a tour of Scotland/Ireland in early Sept. Before our tour begins we are planning to visit our ancestors home town of Strathaven. How can we get to Strathaven from the Glasgow Airport. We do not wish to rent a car and will have luggage with us. Also is there taxi service or buses that we can use once in Strathaven (Best Western), so we can explore the town and cemetary? Thank you.

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1. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

Is it Strathaven in Aberdeenshire?

If so, #500 Airport Express Bus to Queen St Stn, £6 and 20 mins then the Aberdeen train which passes through Strathaven, about 3 hours

www.scotrail.co.uk for times and fares

Or www.travelinescotland.com for route planner.

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2. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

I used google maps public transport options to come up with the following.

Transport options are plentiful it all depends what time of day and what you choose ( bus only or bus/train/bus etc. Time is between 1.5 & 2.5 hours.

Straven is 0.8 miles from the centre to its farthest edge and 1.4 miles end to end - i suspect you'll walk ;-)

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3. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

HAH

good point, I did wonder about Straven having a best western !!

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4. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

Strathaven in Lanarkshire?

Not the easiest place to get to.

Probably 500 Airport bus to Central Station then train from Central Low Level to Hamilton and bus to Strathaven.

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5. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

So is it in Aberdeenshire or Lanarkshire?

I thought by the Best Western comment it was Aberdeenshire.

If it Lanarkshire the 500 as before to Central Stn then train to East Kilbride then local bus.

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6. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

The Best Western was the old Strathaven Hotel ( the sign is still there ) as we knew it. Could get a train from the central to Hamilton and local buses as well ? It is out in the "boonies" now with no rail link. ( Thanks Mr.Beecham ).

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7. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

I think you'll find it was Dr Beeching Alfa!

Beecham's are for headaches!!!!

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8. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

LMAO

Wait till the OP discovers we have 2 Strathavens, decisions decisions. I wonder if they both have a cemetery?

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9. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

Strathaven in Lanarkshire is my destination. Sorry no need to LYAO.

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10. Re: Glasgow Airport to Strathaven without a car

Ouch !

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