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

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Line 395 bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the line 395 bus from Hairmyres, Hospital Main Entrance to Darnley, Glen Markie Drive 395

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Train  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Pollokshaws West

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Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Darnley 8.1 miles

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Darnley 8.1 miles

East Kilbride to Darnley by bus

The bus journey time between East Kilbride and Darnley is around 38 min and covers a distance of around 14 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 38 min. Operated by McGills Bus Service, the East Kilbride to Darnley bus service departs from Hairmyres, Hospital Main Entrance and arrives in Darnley, Glen Markie Drive. Typically 56 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
38 min
Fastest bus time:
38 min
Bus distance:
14 miles
Buses per week:
56
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:43
Last bus departs at:
17:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Darnley bus schedules

East Kilbride → Darnley
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Darnley is 111.

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The cost-effective way to get from East Kilbride to Darnley is to drive, which costs £1 - £2 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Darnley is to taxi which costs £19 - £24 and takes 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hairmyres, Hospital Main Entrance and arriving at Darnley, Glen Markie Drive. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Darnley. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Priesthill & Darnley via Pollokshaws West. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 51 min.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Darnley is 7 miles. The road distance is 8.1 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Darnley without a car is to line 395 bus which takes 39 min and costs £3 - £4.

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The line 395 bus from Hairmyres, Hospital Main Entrance to Darnley, Glen Markie Drive takes 39 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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East Kilbride to Darnley bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Hairmyres, Hospital Main Entrance station.

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East Kilbride to Darnley 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 Darnley is to line 395 bus which takes 39 min and costs £3 - £4. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £3 - £7 and takes 51 min.

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  • Distance: 7.1 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

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

McGills Bus Service operates a bus from Hairmyres, Hospital Main Entrance to Darnley, Glen Markie Drive every 3 hours. Tickets cost £3 - £4 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, First ScotRail Service operates a train from East Kilbride to Pollokshaws West hourly. Tickets cost £2 - £5 and the journey takes 22 min.

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 Pollokshaws West
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £5
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Darnley
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
£19 - £24
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 Darnley bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Darnley, Glen Markie Drive station.

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East Kilbride to Darnley train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Pollokshaws West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Darnley is 8 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from East Kilbride to Darnley.

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