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There are 3 ways to get from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock by train, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Pollokshaws West
  2. Take the train from Pollokshaws West to Kilmarnock

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock

East Kilbride to Kilmarnock by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Kilmarnock is around 1h 48m and covers a distance of around 29 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 43 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 18m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 134 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:
1h 5m
Layover time:
43 min
Total time:
1h 48m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 18m
Train distance:
29 miles
Trains per week:
134
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:51
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Kilmarnock train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24 min.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £45 - £60 and takes 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Kilmarnock via Pollokshaws West. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 48m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Kilmarnock is 16 miles. The road distance is 21.5 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock without a car is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs £6 - £19.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Kilmarnock is 22 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock.

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  • Distance: 16.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 48m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock via Pollokshaws West in around 1h 48m.

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 Pollokshaws West
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £5
Train from Pollokshaws West to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £14
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£10 - £14
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
£45 - £60
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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