There are 6 ways to get from East Kilbride to Coatbridge by bus, train, taxi, car or foot

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Recommended option

Line 18 bus, train  •  50 min

  1. Take the line 18 bus from Nerston, Lee's Burn Court (Whirlies Roundabout) to Rutherglen, King Street (Rutherglen Cross) 18
  2. Take the train from Rutherglen to Whifflet

$7 - $8

Cheapest option

Line 201 bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 201 bus from East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Threshold) to Whifflet, Easton Place (Whifflet Rail Station) 201

$3 - $4

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 15 min

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

$9 - $12

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Coatbridge 11.4 miles

$25 - $30

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Coatbridge 11.4 miles

$2 - $4

Walk  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Walk from East Kilbride to Coatbridge 11.5 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Threshold) and arriving at Whifflet, Easton Place (Whifflet Rail Station) station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 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 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Coatbridge is 9 miles. The road distance is 11.4 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Coatbridge without a car is to line 18 bus and train which takes 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 50 min to get from East Kilbride to Coatbridge, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Coatbridge bus services, operated by First, depart from East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Threshold) station.

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

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Coatbridge is to line 201 bus which takes 1 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 15 min.

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East Kilbride to Coatbridge bus services, operated by First, arrive at Whifflet, Easton Place (Whifflet Rail Station).

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

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Coatbridge.
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  • Distance: 9 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

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

First operates a bus from East Kilbride to Coatbridge every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from East Kilbride to Coatbridge via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Central Low Level in around 1 h 15 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Rutherglen to Whifflet
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $5
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Whifflet
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Nerston, Lee's Burn Court (Whirlies Roundabout) to Rutherglen, King Street (Rutherglen Cross)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Bus from East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Threshold) to Whifflet, Easton Place (Whifflet Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Coatbridge
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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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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