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There are 3 ways to get from East Kilbride to Kelso by train, bus or car

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Train, line 67 bus via Glasgow Queen Street

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
  3. Take the line 67 bus from Tweedbank Station to Kelso, Coledale Car Park

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Train, line 67 bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
  3. Take the line 67 bus from Tweedbank Station to Kelso, WHSmith

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  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Kelso

East Kilbride to Kelso by train, walk, tram and bus

147 Weekly Services
4h 27m Average Duration
£25 Cheapest Price
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East Kilbride → Kelso
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Kelso is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 1h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Kelso is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 1h 37m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Kelso is 69 miles. The road distance is 88 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Kelso without a car is to train and line 67 bus via Glasgow Queen Street which takes 4h 27m and costs £25 - £85.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from East Kilbride to Kelso, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Kelso is 88 miles. It takes approximately 1h 37m to drive from East Kilbride to Kelso.

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  • Distance: 69.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 27m

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

There is no direct connection from East Kilbride to Kelso. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Central, take the walk to St Enoch SPT Subway Station, take the tram to Buchanan Street SPT Subway Station, take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street, take the train to Edinburgh, take the train to Tweedbank, take the walk to Tweedbank Station, then take the line 67 bus to Kelso, Coledale Car Park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from East Kilbride to Kelso via Glasgow Central, Edinburgh, Tweedbank, and Tweedbank Station in around 5h 15m.

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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £45
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Tweedbank Station to Kelso, Coledale Car Park
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Borders Buses
Bus from Tweedbank Station to Kelso, WHSmith
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Borders Buses

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