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There are 4 ways to get from East Kilbride to Bathgate 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 Bathgate

3 alternative options

Bus, line 56 bus

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Motherwell, Pollock Street
  3. Take the line 56 bus from Motherwell, Pollock Street to Torbothie, Brown Street
  4. Take the bus from Torbothie, Brown Street to Whitburn, Cross
  5. Take the bus from Whitburn, Cross to Bathgate, St David's House

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Bathgate

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Bathgate

East Kilbride to Bathgate by train and walk

The journey time between East Kilbride and Bathgate is around 1h 43m and covers a distance of around 37 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 18m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 214 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 19m
Layover time:
23 min
Total time:
1h 43m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 18m
Journey distance:
37 miles
Services per week:
214
Cheapest price:
£9
Carbon emissions:
3 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 Bathgate train and walk schedules

East Kilbride → Bathgate
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Bathgate is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Bathgate is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Bathgate. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Bathgate, St David's House via Hamilton, Bus Station, Motherwell, Pollock Street, Torbothie, Brown Street and Whitburn, Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Bathgate. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Bathgate via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 47m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Bathgate is 23 miles. The road distance is 27.5 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Bathgate without a car is to train which takes 1h 47m and costs £9 - £23.

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It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from East Kilbride to Bathgate, including transfers.

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

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East Kilbride to Bathgate 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 Bathgate is to train which takes 1h 47m and costs £9 - £23. Alternatively, you can bus and line 56 bus, which costs and takes 3h 26m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Bathgate.
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  • Distance: 22.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 47m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Bathgate via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 1h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Bathgate via Hamilton, Bus Station, Motherwell, Pollock Street, Torbothie, Brown Street, and Whitburn, Cross in around 3h 26m.

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 Bathgate
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £16
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £16
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, Pollock 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, Pollock Street
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
JMB Travel
Bus from Motherwell, Pollock Street to Torbothie, Brown Street
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
JMB Travel
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Torbothie, Brown Street to Whitburn, Cross
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Whitburn, Cross to Bathgate, St David's House
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
First
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Whitburn, Cross to Bathgate, St David's House
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Bathgate
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
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 Bathgate bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, arrive at Bathgate, St David's House station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Bathgate is 28 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from East Kilbride to Bathgate.

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