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

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Line 250 bus, train

  1. Take the line 250 bus from East Kilbride, Caledonian Court to Hamilton, Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Hamilton Central to Motherwell

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Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Motherwell, High Road

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Motherwell

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Motherwell
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Motherwell is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 13 min.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Motherwell is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £23 - £29 and takes 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Motherwell. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Motherwell, High Road via Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Motherwell. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Motherwell via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 8m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Motherwell is 7 miles. The road distance is 10.2 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Motherwell without a car is to line 250 bus and train which takes 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 50 min to get from East Kilbride to Motherwell, including transfers.

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

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East Kilbride to Motherwell 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 Motherwell is to bus which takes 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £4 - £24 and takes 1h 8m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Motherwell.
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  • Distance: 7.4 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

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

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Motherwell via Hamilton, Bus Station in around 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from East Kilbride to Motherwell via Glasgow Central in around 1h 8m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Hamilton Central to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£1 - £2
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£1 - £2
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 Motherwell
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £9
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£6 - £9
TransPennine Express Service
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£1 - £12
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£8 - £12
Bus operators
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from East Kilbride, Caledonian Court to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Motherwell, High Road
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Motherwell, High Road
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
JMB Travel
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
£23 - £29
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 Motherwell bus services, operated by JMB Travel, arrive at Motherwell, High Road station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Motherwell is 10 miles. It takes approximately 13 min to drive from East Kilbride to Motherwell.

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