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

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

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Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Leith

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Leith
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The cost-effective way to get from East Kilbride to Leith is to drive, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Leith is to taxi which costs £110 - £130 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Leith station. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station via Hamilton, Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Leith. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Edinburgh via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 42m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Leith is 42 miles. The road distance is 48.6 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Leith without a car is to train via Glasgow Queen Street which takes 1h 42m and costs £13 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 42m to get from East Kilbride to Leith, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Leith bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Leith is to train via Glasgow Queen Street which takes 1h 42m and costs £13 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 15m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Leith.
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  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 42m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Leith via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 1h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Leith via Hamilton, Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 15m.

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 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 Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
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
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
JMB Travel
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
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
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Leith
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
£110 - £130
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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East Kilbride to Leith bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Leith is 49 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from East Kilbride to Leith.

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