Johnstone travel guide

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You're Going to Love Johnstone

With a population of 15,705, Johnstone is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom.

When to visit Johnstone

Johnstone in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Johnstone in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Johnstone


When flying to Johnstone, you’ll arrive at Glasgow Airport (GLA), which is located 7 km from the city centre.


Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Johnstone, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Johnstone to Edinburgh takes 1h 00m and costs around $23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $32 for a 3h 10m trip. Located 4 km from the city centre, Johnstone Howwood is the busiest station in Johnstone. Another popular train station is Johnstone, located 1.0 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Johnstone is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 299 km from Johnstone. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Johnstone, including FlixBus, Megabus and National Express. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Johnstone takes 97 km and will cost you around $12. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about $34 for a journey of 370 km.

Airports near Johnstone

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Where to stay in popular areas of Johnstone

Hiring a car in Johnstone

Expect to pay $3.21 per litre in Johnstone (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.46 and $51.28. The most frequently booked car type in Johnstone is Compact (Citroen C4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Ford Fiesta or similar) is, on average, 78% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.