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

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Train

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Airdrie

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Bus, line 211 bus

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Motherwell, Watson Street
  3. Take the line 211 bus from Motherwell, Watson Street to Airdrie, Bank Street

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Airdrie

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Airdrie

East Kilbride to Airdrie by train and walk

The journey time between East Kilbride and Airdrie is around 1h 21m and covers a distance of around 22 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 22 min. The fastest journey normally takes 59 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 243 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
58 min
Layover time:
22 min
Total time:
1h 21m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
59 min
Journey distance:
22 miles
Services per week:
243
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:20
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Airdrie train and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Airdrie is to drive which costs £2 - £3 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Airdrie is to taxi which costs £29 - £35 and takes 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Airdrie. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Airdrie, Bank Street via Hamilton, Bus Station and Motherwell, Watson Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Airdrie. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Airdrie via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 21m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Airdrie is 10 miles. The road distance is 12.7 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Airdrie without a car is to train which takes 1h 21m and costs £5 - £14.

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It takes approximately 1h 21m to get from East Kilbride to Airdrie, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Airdrie bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Airdrie train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from East Kilbride station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Airdrie is to train which takes 1h 21m and costs £5 - £14. Alternatively, you can bus and line 211 bus, which costs and takes 2h 19m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Airdrie.
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  • Distance: 10.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 21m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Airdrie via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 1h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Airdrie via Hamilton, Bus Station and Motherwell, Watson Street in around 2h 19m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Airdrie
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Bus operators
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Motherwell, Watson Street
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
JMB Travel
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Motherwell, Watson Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
JMB Travel
Bus from Motherwell, Watson Street to Airdrie, Bank Street
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
JMB Travel
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Airdrie
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
£29 - £35
Kelvin Kabs
Phone
+44 1355 241 212
Website
kelvinkabs.com
EKCO Taxis
Phone
+44 1355 23 33 33
Website
ekcotaxis.co.uk
East Kilbride Taxis
Phone
+44 1355 222 324
Website
ektaxis.co.uk

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East Kilbride to Airdrie bus services, operated by JMB Travel, arrive at Airdrie, Bank Street station.

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East Kilbride to Airdrie train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Airdrie station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Airdrie is 13 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from East Kilbride to Airdrie.

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