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Combining your trip with public transport

If you’re looking to do some cycling but don’t fancy riding all the way, there are some public transport services that can help you.


On both Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine, cruise operators provide shore-to-shore waterbus journeys as well as cruises, allowing you to combine your cycling trip with a bit of loch cruising.

From Tarbet on the A82, you can take the waterbus to Inversnaid and cycle along Loch Arklet up to Loch Katrine. Or from Balloch, you can combine the waterbus to and from Luss with cycling along the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path.

Find out more about the waterbus service> 

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B1 Bike Bus

Between the months of May and October, a minibus with bike trailer service operates between Balloch and Ardgartan. The bus stops at points en route such as Lomond Shores, Luss, Tarbet and Arrochar, giving cyclists the chance to combine rides like the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path or three forest track circuits at Ardgartan.

You can read more about it here or see a map here.


Below is a map of the train stations in the National Park. The Balloch station is on the Glasgow – Balloch line, while Arrochar & Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum Lower and Upper Tyndrum are on the West Highland Line.

Coach – Citylink

Below is a map of the coach stations in the National Park. They are part of three main routes:

These timetables are valid from 3rd October 2016 until 21st May 2017.

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