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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley St James

4 alternative options

Train, line 26 bus

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

Bus, line 54 bus

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Neilston South Parish Church
  2. Take the line 54 bus from Neilston, Post Office to Paisley Town Hall

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 1h 10m and covers a distance of around 19 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 21 min. The fastest train normally takes 55 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) train service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Paisley St James. Typically 216 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
49 min
Layover time:
21 min
Total time:
1h 10m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
55 min
Train distance:
19 miles
Trains per week:
216
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
1 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 Airport (GLA) train schedules

Trains departing Sunday, September 26, 2021

East Kilbride → Glasgow Airport (GLA)
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is to drive which costs £2 - £4 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 bus from East Kilbride station to Glasgow Airport (GLA). However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building via Neilston, Post Office and Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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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 St James via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 11m.

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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 1h 11m and costs £5 - £12.

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It takes approximately 1h 11m to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA), including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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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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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs £5 - £12. Alternatively, you can bus and line 54 bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 2h 56m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA).
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  • Distance: 12.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 11m

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 1h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) via Neilston South Parish Church, Neilston, Post Office, Paisley Town Hall, and Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road in around 2h 56m.

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 St James
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Gallowhill, Trident House
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Neilston South Parish Church
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Neilston, Post Office to Paisley Town Hall
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
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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East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Paisley Town Hall station.

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East Kilbride to Glasgow Airport (GLA) train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Paisley St James 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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