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There are 4 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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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to St Boswells Bus Stance

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

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Kelso

East Kilbride to Kelso by train, walk and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Kelso is around 5h 35m and covers a distance of around 111 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 16m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 33m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Caledonian Sleeper and Borders Buses, the East Kilbride to Kelso service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Kelso, Coledale Car Park. Typically 87 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 19m
Layover time:
2h 16m
Total time:
5h 35m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 33m
Journey distance:
111 miles
Services per week:
87
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:20
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Kelso train, walk and bus schedules

East Kilbride → Kelso
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Kelso is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Kelso is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Kelso. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Kelso, WHSmith via Hamilton, Bus Station, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Waterloo Place and St Boswells Bus Stance. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 11m.

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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 46m and costs £23 - £80.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from East Kilbride to Kelso, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Kelso bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Glasgow station.

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East Kilbride to Kelso bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at St Boswells Bus Stance station.

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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 46m

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

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Kelso via Hamilton, Bus Station, Glasgow, Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh, Waterloo Place, and St Boswells Bus Stance in around 7h 11m.

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 30 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
58 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
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to St Boswells Bus Stance
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
Borders Buses
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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