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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

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Train via Perth

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
  2. Take the night train from Stirling to Inverness

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Inverness

East Kilbride to Inverness by train and walk

The journey time between East Kilbride and Inverness is around 4h 25m and covers a distance of around 191 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 19 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 50m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 39 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 6m
Layover time:
19 min
Total time:
4h 25m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 50m
Journey distance:
191 miles
Services per week:
39
Cheapest price:
£38
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Inverness train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Inverness is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Inverness is to drive. Taking this option will cost £26 - £40 and takes 3h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Hamilton, Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Inverness. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Inverness via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Inverness is 119 miles. The road distance is 167.7 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Inverness without a car is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs £35 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from East Kilbride to Inverness, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Inverness is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs £35 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 6h 23m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 119.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness 5 times a day. Tickets cost £35 - £120 and the journey takes 3h 13m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost £30 - £45 and the journey takes 3h 35m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £75
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £110
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £110
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Scottish Citylink

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East Kilbride to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Inverness is 168 miles. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from East Kilbride to Inverness.

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