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

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Line 18 bus, train  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 18 bus from Nerston, Lee's Burn Court to Glasgow, Queen St 18
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Livingston North

$12 - $15

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h

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

$13 - $17

Line 18 bus, bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 18 bus from Saint Leonards, Whitemoss Roundabout to Glasgow, Queen St 18
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Livingston, Bus Terminal X51

Taxi  •  36 min

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

$100 - $130

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Livingston 32.8 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Livingston is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Livingston is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride to Livingston. However, there are services departing from Saint Leonards, Whitemoss Roundabout and arriving at Livingston, Bus Terminal via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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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 2 h.

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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 line 18 bus and train which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £9 - £12.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from East Kilbride to Livingston, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Livingston bus services, operated by First, depart from Saint Leonards, Whitemoss Roundabout 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 2 h and costs £9 - £13. Alternatively, you can line 18 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Livingston.
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  • Distance: 27.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Livingston via Glasgow Central in around 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Livingston via Glasgow, Queen St and Buchanan Bus Station in around 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Livingston North
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Train from Glasgow Central to Livingston South
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Nerston, Lee's Burn Court to Glasgow, Queen St
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Saint Leonards, Whitemoss Roundabout to Glasgow, Queen St
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Livingston
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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East Kilbride to Livingston bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Livingston, Bus Terminal 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 36 min to drive from East Kilbride to Livingston.

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