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There are 6 ways to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis by train, bus, ferry or plane

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Train, bus, ferry  •  10h 43m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

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Bus, ferry via Inverness  •  12h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Inverness M10
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

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Train, bus, ferry via Perth  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Inverness
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961
  4. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

Bus, ferry  •  13h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Uig Pier 916 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Tarbert
  3. Take the bus from Tarbert, Car Park to Stornoway, Co-Op W10

Train, train to Glasgow, fly  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Stornoway (SYY) GLA - SYY

Train, train to Edinburgh, fly  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stornoway (SYY) EDI - SYY

East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis by train, walk, bus and ferry

The journey time between East Kilbride and Isle of Lewis is around 14h 53m and covers a distance of around 299 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 58m. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 47m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Scottish Citylink and Caledonian MacBrayne, the East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 54m
Layover time:
6h 58m
Total time:
14h 53m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
9h 47m
Journey distance:
299 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£58
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:28
Last service departs at:
17:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis train, walk, bus and ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis is to bus and ferry via Inverness which costs £35 - £90 and takes 12h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis is to train and fly which costs £100 - £240 and takes 4h 34m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Isle of Lewis is 190 miles.

The best way to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 10h 43m and costs £55 - £160.

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It takes approximately 10h 43m to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Stornoway Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Stornoway Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Isle of Lewis. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis.
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  • Distance: 190 miles
  • Duration: 10h 43m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Isle of Lewis, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Central, take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street, take the train to Inverness, take the walk to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3, take the bus to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Ullapool Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from East Kilbride to Isle of Lewis via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Perth, Inverness, Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3, Ullapool, Ferry Terminal, and Ullapool Ferry Terminal in around 11h 24m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £340
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway via Benbecula
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£120 - £340
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £440
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 2m
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 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
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
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 Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Uig Pier
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
Scottish Citylink
Lochs Motor Transport
Phone
01851 860288
Email
lochsmotors@btconnect.com
Website
lochsmotortransport.co.uk
Bus from Tarbert, Car Park to Stornoway, Co-Op
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Unknown
Lochs Motor Transport
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £10
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£9 - £10
Car
£45 - £55
Ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Tarbert
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £7
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£6 - £7
Car
£28 - £32

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