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Duration 6h 8m
Distance 97.5 miles
Average price £24
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average bus between Kilmarnock and Galashiels takes 6h 8m and the fastest bus takes 5h 32m. The bus service runs several times per day from Kilmarnock to Galashiels. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Edinburgh, Waterloo Place
  3. Galashiels
4h 59m
£21 - £29

Kilmarnock to Galashiels bus times

Buses run three times a day between Kilmarnock and Galashiels. The earliest departure is at 09:40 in the morning, and the last departure from Kilmarnock is at 13:40 which arrives into Galashiels at 19:17. All services require a transfer, and take on average 6h 8m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kilmarnock station to Galashiels. However, there are services departing from Kilmarnock, Bus Station and arriving at Galashiels, Transport Interchange via Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh, Waterloo Place. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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The distance between Kilmarnock and Galashiels is 66 miles. The road distance is 97.5 miles.

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Kilmarnock to Galashiels bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Kilmarnock to Galashiels bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Galashiels, Transport Interchange station.

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