There are 4 ways to get from Cairnryan to East Kilbride by bus, train or car

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Bus, line 18 bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the line 18 bus from Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane to East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Avondale Avenue) 6 / ...

$23 - $31

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Train, bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to East Kilbride, Shopping Centre X16

$36 - $42

Train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$35 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to East Kilbride 78.5 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to East Kilbride is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to East Kilbride is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to East Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Avondale Avenue) via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and East Kilbride is 64 miles. The road distance is 78.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to East Kilbride without a car is to bus and line 18 bus which takes 4 h 5 min and costs £17 - £24.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Cairnryan to East Kilbride, including transfers.

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Cairnryan to East Kilbride bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to East Kilbride is to bus and line 18 bus which takes 4 h 5 min and costs £17 - £24. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £26 - £35 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Cairnryan to East Kilbride bus services, operated by First, arrive at East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Avondale Avenue) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to East Kilbride is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Cairnryan to East Kilbride.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to East Kilbride.
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  • Distance: 64.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Scotland and East Kilbride, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to East Kilbride via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Buchanan Bus Station, and Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane in around 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cairnryan to East Kilbride via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, and Glasgow Central in around 4 h 45 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to East Kilbride, Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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