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

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Train

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

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Bus, line 3 bus via Torbothie, Brown Street

  1. Take the bus from Torbothie, Brown Street to Haymarket Station
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Haymarket Station to Dalkeith, Buccleuch Street

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Dalkeith, Jarnac Court

Bus, line 3 bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dalkeith, Buccleuch Street

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Dalkeith

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Dalkeith

East Kilbride to Dalkeith by train and walk

The journey time between East Kilbride and Dalkeith is around 2h 51m and covers a distance of around 67 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 1m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 3m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Caledonian Sleeper, the East Kilbride to Dalkeith service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Eskbank. Typically 141 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 50m
Layover time:
1h 1m
Total time:
2h 51m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 3m
Journey distance:
67 miles
Services per week:
141
Cheapest price:
£14
Carbon emissions:
5 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 Dalkeith train and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Dalkeith is to bus and line 3 bus via Torbothie, Brown Street which costs £4 - £10 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Dalkeith is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Dalkeith. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Dalkeith, Buccleuch Street via Hamilton, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh, Princes Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Dalkeith. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Eskbank via Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 34m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Dalkeith is 44 miles. The road distance is 50.7 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Dalkeith without a car is to train which takes 2h 34m and costs £14 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from East Kilbride to Dalkeith, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Dalkeith bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Dalkeith is to train which takes 2h 34m and costs £14 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus and line 3 bus, which costs £13 - £24 and takes 4h 9m.

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  • Distance: 44.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 34m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Dalkeith via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, and Edinburgh in around 2h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Dalkeith via Hamilton, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Edinburgh, Princes Street in around 4h 9m.

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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Dalkeith, Jarnac Court
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dalkeith, Buccleuch Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Bus from Haymarket Station to Dalkeith, Buccleuch Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Dalkeith, Old Edinburgh Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Borders Buses
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Dalkeith
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
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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East Kilbride to Dalkeith bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Dalkeith, Buccleuch Street station.

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East Kilbride to Dalkeith train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Dalkeith is 51 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from East Kilbride to Dalkeith.

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