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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Johnstone 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 Johnstone

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Train, line 38 bus

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the line 38 bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Johnstone, St Margarets Rectory

Train, line 38 bus via Johnstone, Rannoch Road

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the line 38 bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Johnstone, Rannoch Road

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Johnstone

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Johnstone

East Kilbride to Johnstone by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Johnstone is around 1h 5m and covers a distance of around 21 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 19 min. The fastest train normally takes 47 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 256 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:
46 min
Layover time:
19 min
Total time:
1h 5m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
47 min
Train distance:
21 miles
Trains per week:
256
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 Johnstone train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Johnstone is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 27 min.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Johnstone is to taxi which takes 27 min and costs £45 - £55.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Johnstone. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Johnstone via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Johnstone is 14 miles. The road distance is 20.8 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Johnstone without a car is to train which takes 55 min and costs £5 - £14.

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It takes approximately 55 min to get from East Kilbride to Johnstone, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Johnstone train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from East Kilbride station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Johnstone is 21 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from East Kilbride to Johnstone.

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  • Distance: 14 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Johnstone via Glasgow Central in around 55 min.

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 Johnstone
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £3
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
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 Johnstone, St Margarets Rectory
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Johnstone, Rannoch Road
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Johnstone
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
£45 - £55
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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