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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow by train, rideshare, taxi, car or foot

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Train  •  32 min

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central

£3 - £7

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Rideshare  •  33 min

  1. Take the rideshare from East Kilbride to Glasgow 9.2 miles

£3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Glasgow 9.6 miles

£22 - £27

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Glasgow 9.6 miles

£1 - £3

Walk  •  2h 57m

  1. Walk from East Kilbride to Glasgow 9.2 miles

East Kilbride to Glasgow by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Glasgow is around 32 min and covers a distance of around 11 miles. The fastest train normally takes 30 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the East Kilbride to Glasgow train service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 272 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
32 min
Fastest train time:
30 min
Trains per week:
272
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Glasgow train schedules

East Kilbride → Glasgow
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow is to taxi which costs £22 - £27 and takes 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Glasgow is 8 miles. The road distance is 9.6 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £7.

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The train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central takes 32 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Glasgow is 10 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from East Kilbride to Glasgow.

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  • Distance: 7.7 miles
  • Duration: 32 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central hourly. Tickets cost £3 - £7 and the journey takes 32 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 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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from East Kilbride to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from East Kilbride to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
£22 - £27
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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between East Kilbride and Glasgow. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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