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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Leadhills by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Sanquhar

£39 - £72

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Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Lanark, Bus Station 41 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road 30 / ...

Train, bus  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
  3. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road 30 / ...

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Leadhills 39.6 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Leadhills 39.6 miles

£6 - £9

East Kilbride to Leadhills by train and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Leadhills is around 4h 16m and covers a distance of around 69 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 47m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Stuarts Coaches UK, the East Kilbride to Leadhills service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Leadhills, Ramsay Road. Typically 36 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 16m
Fastest journey time:
2h 47m
Journey distance:
69 miles
Services per week:
36
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
9 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 Leadhills train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
East Kilbride → Leadhills
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Leadhills is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 43 min.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Leadhills is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs £80 - £100.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Leadhills. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Leadhills, Ramsay Road via Hamilton, Bus Station and Lanark, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 30m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Leadhills is 29 miles. The road distance is 39.6 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Leadhills without a car is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs £35 - £75.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from East Kilbride to Leadhills, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Leadhills bus services, operated by JMB Travel, depart from Hamilton, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Leadhills is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs £35 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 30m.

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East Kilbride to Leadhills bus services, operated by Stuarts Coaches UK, arrive at Leadhills, Ramsay Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Leadhills is 40 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from East Kilbride to Leadhills.

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  • Distance: 29.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 2m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Leadhills via Glasgow Central and Sanquhar in around 3h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Leadhills via Hamilton, Bus Station and Lanark, Bus Station in around 3h 30m.

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 Sanquhar
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£28 - £35
Train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Bus operators
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Lanark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
JMB Travel
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Lanark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Leadhills
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
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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