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There are 9 ways to get from East Kilbride to Londonderry by bus, car ferry, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus, car ferry  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gobnascale Strabane Old Road

£26 - £196

7 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Londonderry 3

Train, car ferry  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Yorkgate to Londonderry 3

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 10m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Londonderry

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre

£65 - £184

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Derry  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY

£76 - £299

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre

£67 - £201

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, train  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Londonderry

£104 - £269

East Kilbride to Londonderry by train, walk, bus and car ferry

The journey time between East Kilbride and Londonderry is around 18h 30m and covers a distance of around 261 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 55m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, Stagecoach West Scotland, Stena Line and others. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
18h 30m
Fastest journey time:
13h 55m
Journey distance:
261 miles
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:24
Last service departs at:
17:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Londonderry train, walk, bus and car ferry schedules

East Kilbride → Londonderry
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Londonderry is to fly and bus which costs £26 - £200 and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Londonderry is to train and fly which costs £75 - £300 and takes 4h 47m.

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It is approximately 135 miles to get from East Kilbride to Londonderry.

The best way to get from East Kilbride to Londonderry without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 10h 34m and costs .

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It takes approximately 10h 34m to get from East Kilbride to Londonderry, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Londonderry. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Londonderry.
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  • Distance: 134.6 miles
  • Duration: 10h 34m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Londonderry, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from East Kilbride to Londonderry. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Central, take the walk to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the walk to Belfast Heron Road, take the line 94 bus to Belfast Wellington Place, take the walk to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, then take the bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from East Kilbride to Londonderry via Glasgow Central, Ayr, Ayr station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Heron Road, Belfast Wellington Place, and Belfast Great Victoria Street in around 11h 28m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £50
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£230 - £650
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £320
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
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 Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Londonderry
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Yorkgate to Londonderry
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Airport to Gobnascale Strabane Old Road
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Book at
airporteruk.zaui.net
1 Person
£19
2+ Persons
£14
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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