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

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Train  •  1h 22m

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

£5 - £14

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station 250 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamilton Central to Coatbridge Central

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Coatbridge 11.3 miles

£26 - £31

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Coatbridge 11.3 miles

£1 - £3

Walk  •  3h 49m

  1. Walk from East Kilbride to Coatbridge 12 miles

East Kilbride to Coatbridge by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Coatbridge is around 1h 25m and covers a distance of around 22 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 4m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the East Kilbride to Coatbridge train service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Whifflet. Typically 200 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 25m
Fastest train time:
1h 4m
Trains per week:
200
Cheapest price:
£5
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 Coatbridge train schedules

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

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Coatbridge is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Coatbridge is to taxi which costs £26 - £31 and takes 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Coatbridge. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Whifflet via Glasgow Central Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 22m.

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It is 9 miles from East Kilbride to Coatbridge. It is approximately 11.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Coatbridge without a car is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs £5 - £14.

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It takes approximately 1h 22m to get from East Kilbride to Coatbridge, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Coatbridge is 11 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from East Kilbride to Coatbridge.

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There are 274+ hotels available in Coatbridge. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 22m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Coatbridge via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Central Low Level in around 1h 22m.

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 Whifflet
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Train from Hamilton Central to Coatbridge Central
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £6
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £6
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
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Coatbridge
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
£26 - £31
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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