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There are 3 ways to get from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 13m

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

£14 - £57

2 alternative options

Bus, line 56 bus, line 7 bus  •  4h 58m

  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 Shotts Station 56
  4. Take the bus from Shotts Station to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place X22
  5. Take the line 7 bus from Greenside, Leith Street to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, RH Sick Children 7 / ...

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 51.5 miles

£7 - £12

East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by train, walk and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is around 2h 29m and covers a distance of around 62 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 41m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, Caledonian Sleeper and Lothian Buses. Typically 216 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 29m
Fastest journey time:
1h 41m
Journey distance:
62 miles
Services per week:
216
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 Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh train, walk and bus schedules

Departing Sunday, July 25, 2021

East Kilbride → Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, RH Sick Children via Hamilton, Bus Station, Motherwell, Watson Street, Shotts Station and Greenside, Leith Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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It is 42 miles from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. It is approximately 51.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £14 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2h 13m to get from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £14 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus and line 56 bus and line 7 bus, which costs and takes 4h 58m.

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East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, RH Sick Children station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is 51 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

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  • Distance: 42.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 13m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh, Old Town, North Bridge, and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, RH Sick Children in around 2h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh via Hamilton, Bus Station, Motherwell, Watson Street, Shotts Station, Edinburgh, Waterloo Place, Greenside, Leith Street, and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, RH Sick Children in around 4h 58m.

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
Bus operators
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 Shotts Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
JMB Travel
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Greenside, Leith Street to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, RH Sick Children
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2

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