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There are 6 ways to get from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX

£18 - £115

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Bus  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

£14 - £17

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Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX

£30 - £122

Train  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham International

£98 - £407

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M11

£24 - £40

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) 296.4 miles

£45 - £65

East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Birmingham Airport (BHX) is around 5h 42m and covers a distance of around 314 miles. The fastest train normally takes 5h 19m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Avanti West Coast and TransPennine Express Service, the East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) train service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Birmingham International. Typically 78 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 42m
Fastest train time:
5h 19m
Train distance:
314 miles
Trains per week:
78
Cheapest price:
£113
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:51
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) train schedules

East Kilbride → Birmingham Airport (BHX)
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The most affordable way to get from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) is to bus, which costs £14 - £17 and takes 8h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) is to train and fly which costs £18 - £120 and takes 3h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Birmingham Airport (BHX). However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Birmingham Airport, B'ham Airport Bus Terminal via Hamilton, Scotland and Digbeth, Oxford St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX). However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Birmingham International via Glasgow Central and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 29m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Birmingham Airport (BHX) is 251 miles. The road distance is 296.4 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) without a car is to train which takes 6h 29m and costs £95 - £410.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX), including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hamilton, Scotland station.

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East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) is to train which takes 6h 29m and costs £95 - £410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £17 and takes 8h 31m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX).
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  • Distance: 250.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 41m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Birmingham Airport (BHX), England?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) via Glasgow Central and Preston in around 6h 29m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth twice daily. Tickets cost £11 - £14 and the journey takes 6h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£11 - £110
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £130
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £430
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 to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Preston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £150
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £30
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Birmingham International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX) is 296 miles. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from East Kilbride to Birmingham Airport (BHX).

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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