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There are 4 ways to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) by train, bus, taxi or car

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  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street

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Train, line 26 bus

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Glasgow, West George Street to Gallowhill, Trident House

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA)

East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Glasgow Airport (GLA) is around 51 min and covers a distance of around 18 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) train service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Paisley Gilmour Street. Typically 239 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

239 Weekly Trains
51 min Average Duration
£5 Cheapest Price
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East Kilbride → Glasgow Airport (GLA)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA). However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Paisley Gilmour Street via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 51 min.

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It is 12 miles from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA). It is approximately 17.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) without a car is to train which takes 51 min and costs £5 - £12.

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It takes approximately 51 min to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA), including transfers.

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

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East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Paisley Gilmour Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is 17 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA).

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  • Distance: 12.2 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) via Glasgow Central in around 51 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
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
£35 - £45
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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