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

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Bus, line 18 bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the line 18 bus from Glasgow, Hope Street to East Kilbride, St Brides Church 6 / ...

$21 - $29

Cheapest option

Bus, line 4 bus  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Bus Station 358 / ...
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station 4 / ...

$19 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Beresford Terrace 358 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$26 - $34

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, Stena Terminal and arriving at East Kilbride, St Brides Church via Glasgow, Hope Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 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 3 h 10 min and costs £16 - £22.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 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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Cairnryan to East Kilbride bus services, operated by First, arrive at East Kilbride, St Brides Church 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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There are 798+ hotels available in East Kilbride. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to East Kilbride.
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  • Distance: 64.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Cairnryan to East Kilbride via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hope Street in around 3 h 10 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Beresford Terrace
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Cairnryan, Post Office to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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