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There are 4 ways to get from East Kilbride to Carluke by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, line 41 bus  •  1h 26m

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station 250 / ...
  2. Take the line 41 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Carluke, Station Road 41

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Train  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carluke

£7 - £20

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Carluke 18.1 miles

£40 - £50

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Carluke 18.1 miles

£2 - £4

East Kilbride to Carluke by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Carluke is around 1h 49m and covers a distance of around 32 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 19m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 178 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 49m
Fastest train time:
1h 19m
Train distance:
32 miles
Trains per week:
178
Cheapest price:
£7
Carbon emissions:
2 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 Carluke train schedules

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

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The most affordable way to get from East Kilbride to Carluke is to drive, which costs £2 - £4 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Carluke is to taxi which costs £40 - £50 and takes 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Carluke station. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Carluke, Station Road via Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Carluke. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Carluke via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 43m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Carluke is 13 miles. The road distance is 18.1 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Carluke without a car is to bus and line 41 bus which takes 1h 26m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 26m to get from East Kilbride to Carluke, including transfers.

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

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East Kilbride to Carluke 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 Carluke is to bus and line 41 bus which takes 1h 26m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £7 - £20 and takes 1h 43m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Carluke.
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  • Distance: 13.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 26m

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

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Carluke via Hamilton, Bus Station in around 1h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a train from East Kilbride to Carluke via Glasgow Central in around 1h 43m.

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 Carluke
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £13
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£10 - £13
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
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 Carluke, Station Road
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
JMB Travel
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Carluke
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
£40 - £50
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 Carluke bus services, operated by JMB Travel, arrive at Carluke, Station Road.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Carluke is 18 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from East Kilbride to Carluke.

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