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

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Recommended option

Train, line 906 bus  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the line 906 bus from Glasgow, Waterloo Lane to Glasgow, Cathedral Street 906 / ...
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Croy

£8 - £18

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cumbernauld, Town Centre Stances X25 / ...

£5 - £14

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1h 51m

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

Bus  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station 250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cumbernauld, Town Centre Stances X25 / ...

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld 19.6 miles

£40 - £55

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld 19.6 miles

£3 - £5

East Kilbride to Cumbernauld by train, walk and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Cumbernauld is around 1h 20m and covers a distance of around 25 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 55 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Stagecoach Glasgow, First and others, the East Kilbride to Cumbernauld service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Cumbernauld, Town Centre Stances. Typically 259 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 20m
Fastest journey time:
55 min
Services per week:
259
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:20
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Cumbernauld train, walk and bus schedules

Departing Friday, June 18, 2021

East Kilbride → Cumbernauld
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Cumbernauld. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Cumbernauld, Town Centre Stances via Hamilton, Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Cumbernauld is 15 miles. The road distance is 19.6 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld without a car is to train and line 906 bus which takes 1h 16m and costs £8 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m to get from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Cumbernauld bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Cumbernauld bus services, operated by Stagecoach Glasgow, arrive at Cumbernauld, Town Centre Stances station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Cumbernauld is 20 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld.

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There are 316+ hotels available in Cumbernauld. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld.
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  • Distance: 14.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld via Hamilton, Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station in around 2h 21m.

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 Croy
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £8
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £8
Train from Hamilton Central to Cumbernauld
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Bus operators
Stagecoach Glasgow
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cumbernauld, Town Centre Stances
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach Glasgow
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Scottish Citylink
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Cumbernauld
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
£40 - £55
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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