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There are 6 ways to get from East Kilbride to Penicuik by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus via Glasgow Queen Street  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Penicuik, Angle Park X62 / ...

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Bus via Torbothie, Brown Street  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Torbothie, Brown Street to Edinburgh, Princes Street X22
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Penicuik, Angle Park 37 / ...

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Train, bus  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Penicuik, Angle Park 37 / ...

Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Penicuik, Angle Park X62 / ...

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Penicuik 50.4 miles

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Penicuik 50.4 miles
East Kilbride → Penicuik
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Penicuik is to bus via Torbothie, Brown Street which costs £4 - £10 and takes 5h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Penicuik is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £100 - £130 and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Penicuik. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Penicuik, Angle Park via Hamilton, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Penicuik is 37 miles. The road distance is 50.4 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Penicuik without a car is to train and bus via Glasgow Queen Street which takes 2h 57m and costs £15 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from East Kilbride to Penicuik, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Penicuik bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Penicuik bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Penicuik, Angle Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Penicuik is 50 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from East Kilbride to Penicuik.

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There are 673+ hotels available in Penicuik. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 37.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Penicuik via Hamilton, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Edinburgh, Bus Station in around 4h 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 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £45
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Penicuik, Angle Park
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Penicuik, Angle Park
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Penicuik, Angle Park
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Penicuik
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
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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