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There are 3 ways to get from East Kilbride to Castle Douglas by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands X74
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank 500 / ...

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Train, bus  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank 500 / ...

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Castle Douglas 82.3 miles
East Kilbride → Castle Douglas
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Castle Douglas is to bus which costs £10 - £17 and takes 4h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Castle Douglas is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Castle Douglas. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Castle Douglas, Royal Bank via Hamilton, Bus Station and Dumfries, Whitesands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Castle Douglas is 58 miles. The road distance is 82.3 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Castle Douglas without a car is to bus which takes 4h 26m and costs £10 - £17.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from East Kilbride to Castle Douglas, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Castle Douglas bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Hamilton, Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Castle Douglas bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Castle Douglas, Royal Bank station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Castle Douglas is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from East Kilbride to Castle Douglas.

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  • Distance: 58.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Castle Douglas, Scotland?

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Castle Douglas via Hamilton, Bus Station and Dumfries, Whitesands in around 4h 26m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £24
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
McCalls Coaches
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
McCalls Coaches
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
DGC Buses

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