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There are 8 ways to get from East Kilbride to Bristol by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS)

Fly Glasgow to Southampton, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southampton (SOU)
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads

Train via Warrington

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Bristol Temple Meads

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Bristol

East Kilbride to Bristol by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Bristol is around 7h 31m and covers a distance of around 396 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 28m. The fastest train normally takes 6h 34m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Avanti West Coast and CrossCountry, the East Kilbride to Bristol train service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Bristol Temple Meads. Typically 85 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:
6h 3m
Layover time:
1h 28m
Total time:
7h 31m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 34m
Train distance:
396 miles
Trains per week:
85
Cheapest price:
£156
Carbon emissions:
33 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 Bristol train schedules

East Kilbride → Bristol
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Bristol is to bus which costs £17 - £22 and takes 10h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Bristol is to train and fly which costs £40 - £110 and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Bristol Bus & Coach Station via Hamilton, Scotland and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Bristol. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Bristol Temple Meads via Glasgow Central, Warrington Bank Quay and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 33m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Bristol is 306 miles. The road distance is 368.2 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Bristol without a car is to train via Warrington which takes 8h 33m and costs £150 - £550.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from East Kilbride to Bristol, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hamilton, Scotland station.

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East Kilbride to Bristol 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 Bristol is to train via Warrington which takes 8h 33m and costs £150 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £22 and takes 10h 38m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 306.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Bristol, England?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Bristol via Glasgow Central, Warrington Bank Quay, and Birmingham New Street in around 8h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Bristol via Hamilton, Bus Station, Hamilton, Scotland, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 10h 38m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
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 to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £25
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £25
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £100
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Glasgow Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£190 - £470
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£190 - £240
Anytime Day 1st Class
£330 - £470
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£25 - £100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£25 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
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
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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East Kilbride to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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East Kilbride to Bristol train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Bristol Temple Meads station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Bristol is 368 miles. It takes approximately 5h 58m to drive from East Kilbride to Bristol.

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easyJet offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Bristol Airport.

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