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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Crail by train, bus or car

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Train, line 99 bus, line 95 bus

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
  3. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station
  4. Take the line 95 bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

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Bus, line 95 bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Leven, Bus Station
  3. Take the line 95 bus from Leven, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place

Train, bus, line 95 bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Leven, Bus Station
  3. Take the line 95 bus from Leven, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Crail

East Kilbride to Crail by train, walk, tram and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Crail is around 4h 46m and covers a distance of around 119 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 14m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, SPT Subway and Stagecoach East Scotland, the East Kilbride to Crail service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Crail, Bowling Green Place. Typically 128 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

128 Weekly Services
4h 46m Average Duration
£28 Cheapest Price
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East Kilbride → Crail
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The most affordable way to get from East Kilbride to Crail is to bus, which costs £18 - £28 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Crail is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 1h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Crail. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Crail, Bowling Green Place via Hamilton, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station and St Andrews, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 39m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Crail is 69 miles. The road distance is 85.3 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Crail without a car is to train and line 99 bus and line 95 bus which takes 4h 46m and costs £28 - £75.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from East Kilbride to Crail, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Crail bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Crail bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at St Andrews, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Crail is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from East Kilbride to Crail.

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  • Distance: 69.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Crail via Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Central Station Forecourt, Glasgow, Dundas Street, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Edinburgh, Bus Station, and Leven, Bus Station in around 6h 18m.

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 Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £45
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Leven, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Leven, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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