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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Fife by train, bus or car

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Train via Glasgow, Cathedral Street  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Cupar

£23 - £74

Cheapest option

Bus via Hamilton, Bus Station  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cupar, Trading Estate X24

£15 - £21

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Cupar

£16 - £82

Bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cupar, Trading Estate X24

£15 - £24

Drive  •  1h 25m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Fife 71.5 miles

£10 - £16

East Kilbride to Fife by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Fife is around 4h 6m and covers a distance of around 99 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 40m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, CrossCountry and LNER, the East Kilbride to Fife train service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Cupar. Typically 116 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 6m
Fastest train time:
2h 40m
Trains per week:
116
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Fife train schedules

East Kilbride → Fife
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Fife is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Fife is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Fife. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Cupar, Trading Estate via Hamilton, Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Fife. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Cupar via Glasgow Central and Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Fife is 60 miles. The road distance is 71.5 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Fife without a car is to train via Glasgow, Cathedral Street which takes 3h 24m and costs £23 - £75.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from East Kilbride to Fife, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Fife bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Fife train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Fife is to train via Glasgow, Cathedral Street which takes 3h 24m and costs £23 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £24 and takes 4h 8m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Fife.
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  • Distance: 60.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Fife via Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow, Cathedral Street, Glasgow Queen Street, and Haymarket in around 3h 24m. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cupar, Trading Estate every 2 hours. Tickets cost £12 - £17 and the journey takes 2h 24m.

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 Haymarket
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Train from Haymarket to Cupar
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £27
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£21 - £27
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£22 - £29
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Cupar
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£16 - £35
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£24 - £35
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£17 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£17 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£5 - £40
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£28 - £40
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cupar, Trading Estate
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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East Kilbride to Fife bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Cupar, Trading Estate station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Fife is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from East Kilbride to Fife.

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