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

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  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street

Train, line 26 bus

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Paisley, Park Road

Bus, line 54 bus

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Neilston South Parish Church
  2. Take the line 54 bus from Neilston, Post Office to Paisley, Lochfield Road

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Paisley

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Paisley
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Paisley is to drive which costs £2 - £3 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Paisley is to taxi which costs £29 - £35 and takes 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Paisley. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Paisley, Lochfield Road via Neilston, Post Office. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Paisley. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Paisley Gilmour Street via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 51 min.

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It is 11 miles from East Kilbride to Paisley. It is approximately 12.8 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Paisley without a car is to train which takes 51 min and costs £5 - £12.

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It takes approximately 51 min to get from East Kilbride to Paisley, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Paisley bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Paisley 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 Paisley is to train which takes 51 min and costs £5 - £12. Alternatively, you can bus and line 54 bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 2h 12m.

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  • Distance: 11 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Paisley via Glasgow Central in around 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Paisley via Neilston South Parish Church and Neilston, Post Office in around 2h 12m.

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 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
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Paisley, Park Road
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Neilston South Parish Church
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Neilston, Post Office to Paisley, Lochfield Road
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Paisley
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
£29 - £35
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 Paisley bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Paisley, Lochfield Road station.

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East Kilbride to Paisley train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Paisley Gilmour Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Paisley is 13 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from East Kilbride to Paisley.

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