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

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Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

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Train, line 26 bus  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
  3. Take the line 26 bus from Haymarket Station to Portobello Town Hall 26

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Bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station 250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street 900 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Portobello Town Hall N26 / ...

Bus, line 56 bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station 250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Motherwell, Watson Street 41 / ...
  3. Take the line 56 bus from Motherwell, Watson Street to Torbothie, Brown Street 56
  4. Take the bus from Torbothie, Brown Street to Edinburgh, Princes Street X22
  5. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Portobello Town Hall N26 / ...

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Portobello 53.8 miles

East Kilbride to Portobello by train and walk

The journey time between East Kilbride and Portobello is around 2h 41m and covers a distance of around 62 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 2m. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 52m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Caledonian Sleeper, the East Kilbride to Portobello service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Brunstane. Typically 146 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 38m
Layover time:
1h 2m
Total time:
2h 41m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 52m
Journey distance:
62 miles
Services per week:
146
Cheapest price:
£14
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:20
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Portobello train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Portobello is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Portobello is to drive. Taking this option will cost £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Portobello. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Portobello Town Hall via Hamilton, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh, Princes Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Portobello. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Brunstane via Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Portobello is 43 miles. The road distance is 53.8 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Portobello without a car is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs £14 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from East Kilbride to Portobello, including transfers.

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

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East Kilbride to Portobello 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 Portobello is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs £14 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 50m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Portobello.
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  • Distance: 43.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 22m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Portobello via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, and Edinburgh in around 2h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Portobello via Hamilton, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Edinburgh, Princes Street in around 3h 50m.

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 Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£22 - £29
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£5 - £40
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£28 - £40
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Haymarket Station to Portobello Town Hall
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Portobello Town Hall
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
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, Watson Street
Ave. Duration
15 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
4 times a day
Website
JMB Travel
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Motherwell, Watson Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
JMB Travel
Bus from Motherwell, Watson Street to Torbothie, Brown Street
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
JMB Travel
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Portobello Town Hall
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
East Coast Buses

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East Kilbride to Portobello bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Portobello Town Hall station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Portobello is 54 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from East Kilbride to Portobello.

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