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There are 11 ways to get from East Kilbride to Rotherham by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Edinburgh

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Doncaster

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange

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Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wakefield Westgate

Train via Carlisle

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Rotherham Central

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Rotherham

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN)
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX)
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton, train

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN)
  3. Take the train from Stevenage to Doncaster
  4. Take the train from Doncaster to Rotherham Central

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS)
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Sheffield

Fly Glasgow to London Stansted, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Stansted (STN)
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  3. Take the train from Peterborough to Doncaster
East Kilbride → Rotherham
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Rotherham is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 9h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Rotherham is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Rotherham. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Rotherham Town Centre, Corporation Street/Bridge Street via Hamilton, Scotland, Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station and Sheffield Centre, Arundel Gate/AG6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Rotherham. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Rotherham Central via Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh and Doncaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Rotherham is 198 miles. The road distance is 246.2 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Rotherham without a car is to train via Edinburgh which takes 6h 24m and costs £45 - £340.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from East Kilbride to Rotherham, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Rotherham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hamilton, Scotland station.

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East Kilbride to Rotherham train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Rotherham is to train via Edinburgh which takes 6h 24m and costs £45 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 9h 51m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Rotherham.
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  • Distance: 198 miles
  • Duration: 6h 24m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Rotherham, England?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Rotherham via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh, and Doncaster in around 6h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Rotherham via Hamilton, Bus Station, Hamilton, Scotland, Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station, Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange, and Sheffield Centre, Arundel Gate/AG6 in around 9h 51m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £120
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£25 - £120
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £120
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £120
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£22 - £130
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£18 - £120
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£17 - £210
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£23 - £210
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £330
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£130 - £700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £750
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Derry
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £370
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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 Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £25
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £25
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
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£110 - £160
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £250
Train from Stevenage to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Peterborough to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £110
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £110
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£190 - £270
Train from Glasgow Central to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£120 - £310
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£120 - £150
Anytime Day 1st Class
£220 - £310
Train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £140
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
Train from Doncaster to Rotherham Central
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £15
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£7 - £10
Off-Peak Day Single
£6 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £15
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Leeds to Rotherham Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £28
Train from Doncaster to Rotherham Central
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£5 - £8
Anytime Day 1st Class
£7 - £10
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from Stevenage to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Super Off-Peak Single
£50 - £70
Off-Peak Single
£55 - £65
Anytime Single
£60 - £75
Bus operators
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 Hamilton, Scotland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Hulleys of Baslow
Phone
01246 582246
Email
office2008@hulleys-of-baslow.co.uk
Website
hulleys-of-baslow.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Hulleys of Baslow

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 30m and has one stopover.

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East Kilbride to Rotherham bus services, operated by Hulleys of Baslow, arrive at Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange station.

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East Kilbride to Rotherham train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Doncaster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Rotherham is 246 miles. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from East Kilbride to Rotherham.

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