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There are 6 ways to get from East Kilbride to Livingston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Livingston North

£12 - £18

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Line 18 bus, bus  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the line 18 bus from East Kilbride, St Brides Church to Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane 6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ladywell, Fastlink X51

£8 - £12

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Line 18 bus, train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the line 18 bus from East Kilbride, St Brides Church to Glasgow, Queen St 6 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Livingston North

£9 - £12

Train via Livingston South  •  1h 57m

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

£10 - £14

Taxi  •  35m

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Livingston 32.8 miles

£65 - £85

Drive  •  35m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Livingston 32.8 miles

£5 - £8

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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Livingston is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 35m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Livingston is to taxi which costs £65 - £85 and takes 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride to Livingston. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, St Brides Church and arriving at Ladywell, Fastlink via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Livingston. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Livingston South via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 57m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Livingston is 27 miles. The road distance is 32.8 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Livingston without a car is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs £11 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1h 36m to get from East Kilbride to Livingston, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Livingston bus services, operated by First Glasgow, depart from East Kilbride, St Brides Church station.

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East Kilbride to Livingston train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from East Kilbride station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Livingston is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs £11 - £18. Alternatively, you can line 18 bus and bus, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 3h 3m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Livingston.
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  • Distance: 27.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 36m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Livingston via Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow, Cathedral Street, and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 1h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Livingston via Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane and Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 3m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Livingston North
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Train from Glasgow Central to Livingston South
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Bus operators
First Glasgow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from East Kilbride, St Brides Church to Glasgow, Queen St
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
City fare
£2
Bus from East Kilbride, St Brides Church to Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
City fare
£2
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ladywell, Fastlink
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Livingston
Ave. Duration
35m
Estimated price
£65 - £85
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 Livingston bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Ladywell, Fastlink station.

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East Kilbride to Livingston train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Livingston South station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Livingston is 33 miles. It takes approximately 35m to drive from East Kilbride to Livingston.

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