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

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Train, line 99 bus, line 95 bus  •  5h

  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, station to St Andrews, Bus Station 99 / ...
  4. Take the line 95 bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place 95

£26 - £73

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X24

£19 - £28

2 alternative options

Bus, line 95 bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Leven, Bus Station X61 / ...
  3. Take the line 95 bus from Leven, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place 95

£24 - £40

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Crail 85.3 miles

£12 - £19

East Kilbride to Crail by train, walk and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Crail is around 5h 14m and covers a distance of around 119 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 46m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Stagecoach East Scotland, the East Kilbride to Crail service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Crail, Bowling Green Place. Typically 88 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 14m
Fastest journey time:
3h 46m
Journey distance:
119 miles
Services per week:
88
Cheapest price:
£26
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:51
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Crail train, walk and bus schedules

East Kilbride → Crail
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The most affordable way to get from East Kilbride to Crail is to drive, which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Crail is to drive which costs £12 - £19 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 42m.

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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 5h and costs £26 - £75.

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It takes approximately 5h 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: 5h

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

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Crail via Glasgow Central, Buchanan Bus Station, Edinburgh, Bus Station, and Leven, Bus Station in around 6h 15m.

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 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £6
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
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink

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