Rail. The only rail transport passing through the Breadalbane area is the West Highland Line from Glasgow Queen Street station. At Crianlarich station the line splits, with trains going to Oban through Tyndrum Lower station while the trains to Fort William and onwards to Mallaig (connecting with the boat to Armadale on Skye) pass through Tyndrum Upper station. Between Crianlarich and Bridge of Orchy the railway line follows the long-distance West Highland Way walk so it is possible to walk the Crianlarich – Tyndrum – Bridge of Orchy sections of the West Highland Way and return to your starting point by train.
Bus. There are more national bus services within the region in summer than in winter. Summer services run from the 4th week of May to the 1st week of October. Year-round services include:
Citylink 914: Glasgow - Dumbarton – Loch Lomond - Crianlarich – Tyndrum – Glencoe - Fort William
Citylink 915: Glasgow – Glasgow Airport - Dumbarton – Loch Lomond - Crianlarich – Tyndrum – Glencoe - Fort William – Invergarry – Kyle of Lochalsh – Portree )Skye) – Uig Pier (for Outer Hebrides ferries).
Citylink 916: Glasgow – Dumbarton – Loch Lomond - Crianlarich – Tyndrum – Glencoe - Fort William – Invergarry – Kyle of Lochalsh – Portree )Skye) – Uig Pier (for Outer Hebrides ferries).
In summer, Citylink operates a once-daily service from Glasgow to Oban via Crianlarich.
There are also a number of local bus services:
Stagecoach 15 (15A): Perth – Crieff – Comrie – (St Fillans).
Stagecoach 23: Perth – Dunkeld – Ballinluig – Aberfeldy.
Kingshouse Travel C60: Callander – Strathyre – Kingshouse – Lochearnhead – Killin.
There are also some local services that are restricted to certain days e.g. school buses on school days; Sundays. To search for a specific journey on a specific day, use the Traveline Scotland Journey Planner.
Stirling Council operates a Demand Responsive Transport Service (DRT) between Ardeonaig, Killin, Crianlarich and Tyndrum. There is also a DRT service linking Strathyre, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and St Fillans. This is the only public transport service along Loch Earn.
These services operate Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm, and must be booked in advance. They can be booked online or by telephone at 01786-404040 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.