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

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street  •  1h 41m

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

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Train  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central East Kilbride - Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Glasgow Central - Edinburgh / ...

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Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Edinburgh 45.9 miles

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Edinburgh 45.9 miles

East Kilbride to Edinburgh by train, walk and tram

The journey time between East Kilbride and Edinburgh is around 1h 41m and covers a distance of around 59 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 12 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, SPT Subway and Caledonian Sleeper. Typically 239 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

239 Weekly Services
1h 41m Average Duration
£15 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Edinburgh is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Edinburgh via St Enoch SPT Subway Station and Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 41m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Edinburgh is 40 miles. The road distance is 45.9 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Edinburgh without a car is to train via Glasgow Queen Street which takes 1h 41m and costs £15 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 41m to get from East Kilbride to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Edinburgh is 46 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from East Kilbride to Edinburgh.

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  • Distance: 40.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 41m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Edinburgh via Glasgow Central, St Enoch SPT Subway Station, Buchanan Street SPT Subway Station, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 1h 41m.

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 20 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
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
£120 - £150
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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