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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

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Bus  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, Sauchiehall Street to Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance X10a

3 alternative options

Bus, line 59 bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station 250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow to Stirling Goosecroft Bus Station M8 / ...
  4. Take the line 59 bus from Stirling, Stance D to Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance 59 / ...

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park 38.9 miles

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park 38.9 miles

East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park by train, walk and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Blair Drummond Safari Park is around 2h 29m and covers a distance of around 47 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 11m. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 37m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service and First. Typically 117 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 18m
Layover time:
1h 11m
Total time:
2h 29m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 37m
Journey distance:
47 miles
Services per week:
117
Cheapest price:
£11
Carbon emissions:
4 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 Blair Drummond Safari Park train, walk and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Tuesday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
East Kilbride → Blair Drummond Safari Park
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Blair Drummond Safari Park is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Blair Drummond Safari Park is 1 metre.

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The cost-effective way to get from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park is to drive, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Blair Drummond Safari Park. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance via Hamilton, Bus Station, Glasgow and Stirling, Stance D. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Blair Drummond Safari Park is 28 miles. The road distance is 38.9 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park without a car is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs £11 - £29.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m to get from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs £11 - £29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £13 and takes 3h 55m.

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East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park bus services, operated by First, arrive at Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park is 39 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park.

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  • Distance: 28.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 56m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Blair Drummond Safari Park, Scotland?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Stirling, Stirling, Stance D, and Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance in around 2h 56m. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Glasgow, Sauchiehall Street to Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance 4 times a day. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 2h 2m.

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 Stirling
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Sauchiehall Street to Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
First
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Bus from Stirling, Stance D to Blairdrummond, Safari Park Entrance
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
First
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
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Blair Drummond Safari Park
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
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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