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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Peterhead by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  3. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Ellon, Park & Ride Stance 2 X60 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Ellon, Park & Ride Stance 2 to Peterhead, Buchan House 61 / ...

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Bus via Hamilton, Bus Station  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Aberdeen Coach Station Aberdeen Coach Station - Edinburgh Airport Arrivals Terminal / ...

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Bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen Uk091

Drive  •  3h 10m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Peterhead 188.7 miles

Train, fly, bus  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Aberdeen (ABZ) GLA - ABZ
  3. Take the bus from Aberdeen, Mealmarket Street to Ellon, Park & Ride Stance 2
  4. Take the bus from Ellon, Park & Ride Stance 2 to Peterhead, Buchan House

East Kilbride to Peterhead by train, walk, tram and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Peterhead is around 6h 8m and covers a distance of around 199 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 39m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, SPT Subway and Stagecoach North Scotland, the East Kilbride to Peterhead service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Peterhead, Buchan House. Typically 106 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

106 Weekly Services
6h 8m Average Duration
£44 Cheapest Price
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East Kilbride → Peterhead
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Peterhead is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Peterhead is to bus which costs £24 - £40 and takes 7h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Peterhead is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Peterhead. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Peterhead, Buchan House via Hamilton, Bus Station, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Union Square Bus Station and Ellon, Park & Ride Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 19m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Peterhead is 152 miles. The road distance is 188.7 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Peterhead without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 8m and costs £40 - £130.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from East Kilbride to Peterhead, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Peterhead bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Aberdeen Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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East Kilbride to Peterhead bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Aberdeen Coach Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Peterhead is 189 miles. It takes approximately 3h 10m to drive from East Kilbride to Peterhead.

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  • Distance: 151.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen every 4 hours. Tickets cost £11 - £15 and the journey takes 3h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £350
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £430
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £350
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Aberdeen via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £230
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 Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Phone
01224591381
Email
bluebird.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Ellon, Park & Ride Stance 2
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Bus from Ellon, Park & Ride Stance 2 to Peterhead, Buchan House
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Bus from Aberdeen, Mealmarket Street to Ellon, Park & Ride Stance 2
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Aberdeen Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink

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Loganair, KLM, easyJet and British Airways offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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