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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Braehead by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Scotstounhill

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Train, line 26 bus  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Braehead Shopping Centre, Bus Station 26 / ...

Train, bus  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Braehead Shopping Centre, Bus Station X23

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Braehead 13.8 miles

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Braehead 13.8 miles

East Kilbride to Braehead by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Braehead is around 1h 6m and covers a distance of around 15 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 20 min. The fastest train normally takes 50 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the East Kilbride to Braehead train service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Scotstounhill. Typically 220 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
46 min
Layover time:
20 min
Total time:
1h 6m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
50 min
Train distance:
15 miles
Trains per week:
220
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Braehead train schedules

East Kilbride → Braehead
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Braehead is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Braehead is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 20 min.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Braehead is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £30 - £40 and takes 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Braehead. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Scotstounhill via Glasgow Central Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 59 min.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Braehead is 11 miles. The road distance is 13.8 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Braehead without a car is to train which takes 59 min and costs £4 - £10.

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It takes approximately 59 min to get from East Kilbride to Braehead, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Braehead is 14 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from East Kilbride to Braehead.

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  • Distance: 10.6 miles
  • Duration: 59 min

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Braehead, Renfrewshire, Scotland?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Braehead via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Central Low Level in around 59 min.

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 Central Low Level to Scotstounhill
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£2 - £3
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Braehead
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
£30 - £40
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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