Getting to Paisley by rail couldn't be easier. Trains operate from Glasgow Central every 10-15 minutes, with a journey time of ten minutes.

Most trains to the following destinations stop at Paisley Gilmour Street station - Ayr, Ardrossan Harbour, Largs, Wemyss Bay, Gourock, Stranraer and Prestwick International Airport.

Paisley Canal station also serves the town, and is located 0.4mile/0.6km south of Paisley. Trains from Glasgow Central depart every 30 minutes and take 18 minutes.

For more informmation visit the Scotrail website. Don't forget, if travelling with children, you can get a 'Kids Go Free' Ticket. Two children with every adult, between 5 and 15 years can travel free on Scotrail.


Paisley town centre is just over one mile from the M8 Motorway.

Glasgow city centre is just 9.3 miles/15km from Paisley via the M8 Motorway. Junction 27 Renfrew Road or Junction 29 St James Interchange both offer easy access to the town.

If approaching from Loch Lomond, the M8 can be accessed after crossing the A898 Erskine Bridge, and if approaching from North Ayrshire along the A737, head onto Greenock Road at the St James Interchange. The town is only 2 miles/3km from here.

See The AA website for an excellent journey planner.

For a map of car park locations in Paisley, click H E R E .


Paisley has a regular bus service from Glasgow city centre. Although cheaper than travelling by train, the journey is slower.

There are two main operators. First Group leaves regularily from bus stops on Union Street and Jamaica Street in Glasgow. For timetables, please see

The other main operator is McGills. They leave from Union Street, Jamaica Street and also Bath Street in Glasgow. For timetables and route maps please see