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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 19 min

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

$13 - $17

Cheapest option

Line 18 bus, bus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 18 bus from East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Threshold) to Glasgow, West George Lane 6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Irvine, Galt Avenue X44

$8 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  35 min

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

$60 - $75

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Irvine 29.8 miles

$6 - $10

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Irvine via Glasgow Central in around 1 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Irvine via Glasgow, West George Lane and Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) in around 2 h 41 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Train from Glasgow Central to Irvine
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Irvine, Galt Avenue
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Irvine
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from East Kilbride to Irvine?

The distance between East Kilbride and Irvine is 34 km. The road distance is 48 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Irvine?

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Irvine is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Irvine?

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

Is there a direct train between East Kilbride and Irvine?

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 19 min.

Is there a direct bus between East Kilbride and Irvine?

No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride to Irvine. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Threshold) and arriving at Irvine, Galt Avenue via Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

How long does it take to get from East Kilbride to Irvine?

It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from East Kilbride to Irvine, including transfers.