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Duration 3h 12m
Distance 45.9 miles
Average price £14
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average bus between East Kilbride and Edinburgh takes 3h 12m and the fastest bus takes 3h 6m. The bus service runs several times per day from East Kilbride to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Line 6 bus, bus

  1. East Kilbride, Bus Station
  2. Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Edinburgh
2h 36m
£12 - £17

East Kilbride to Edinburgh bus times

Buses run three times a day between East Kilbride and Edinburgh. The earliest departure is at 09:32 in the morning, and the last departure from East Kilbride is at 13:32 which arrives into Edinburgh at 16:48. All services require a transfer at Glasgow, Queen St (Tourist Centre) and take an average of 3h 12m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 36m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Edinburgh is 40 miles. The road distance is 45.9 miles.

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East Kilbride to Edinburgh bus services, operated by First Glasgow, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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