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There are 4 ways to get from East Kilbride to Livingston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 55m

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

3 alternative options

Line 56 bus, bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the line 56 bus from Motherwell, Pollock Street to Torbothie, Brown Street 56
  2. Take the bus from Torbothie, Brown Street to Kirkton, Buchanan House X22

Taxi  •  35 min

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

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Livingston 32.8 miles
East Kilbride → Livingston
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Livingston is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 35 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Livingston. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Kirkton, Buchanan House via Hamilton, Bus Station, Motherwell, Pollock Street and Torbothie, Brown Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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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 North via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 55m.

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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 55m and costs £9 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to get from East Kilbride to Livingston, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Livingston bus services, operated by JMB Travel, depart from Motherwell, Pollock Street station.

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East Kilbride to Livingston 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 Livingston is to train which takes 1h 55m and costs £9 - £26. Alternatively, you can line 56 bus and bus, which costs and takes 3h 20m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Livingston.
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  • Distance: 27.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 55m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Livingston via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 1h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Livingston via Hamilton, Bus Station, Motherwell, Pollock Street, and Torbothie, Brown Street in around 3h 20m.

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 Low Level to Livingston North
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
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 Motherwell, Pollock Street to Torbothie, Brown Street
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
JMB Travel
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Livingston
Ave. Duration
35 min
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 First, arrive at Kirkton, Buchanan House station.

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

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

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