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There are 4 ways to get from East Kilbride to Irvine by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, line 11 bus  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station X16
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Irvine, Golffields Road 11

$8 - $12

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Train  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Irvine

$13 - $16

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Irvine 29.8 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Irvine 29.8 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Irvine is to drive which costs £4 - £8 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Irvine is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Irvine. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Irvine, Golffields Road via Kilmarnock, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Irvine. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Irvine via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Irvine is 21 miles. The road distance is 29.8 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Irvine without a car is to bus and line 11 bus which takes 1 h 14 min and costs £6 - £10.

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It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to get from East Kilbride to Irvine, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Irvine bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Irvine train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from East Kilbride station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Irvine is to bus and line 11 bus which takes 1 h 14 min and costs £6 - £10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Irvine.
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  • Distance: 21.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Irvine via Kilmarnock, Bus Station in around 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from East Kilbride to Irvine via Glasgow Central in around 1 h 25 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Train from Glasgow Central to Irvine
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $10
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Irvine, Golffields Road
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Irvine
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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East Kilbride to Irvine bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Irvine, Golffields Road station.

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East Kilbride to Irvine train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Irvine station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Irvine is 30 miles. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from East Kilbride to Irvine.

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