There are 4 ways to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen by train, taxi, car or foot
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East Kilbride to Rutherglen by train
The train journey time between East Kilbride and Rutherglen is around 58 min and covers a distance of around 14 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 17 min. The fastest train normally takes 44 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 259 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
East Kilbride to Rutherglen train schedules
Departing Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Departing Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers
The most affordable way to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen is to drive, which costs £1 - £2 and takes 9 min.
The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen is to taxi which costs £15 - £19 and takes 9 min.
No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Rutherglen. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Rutherglen via Glasgow Central Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 48 min.
The distance between East Kilbride and Rutherglen is 5 miles. The road distance is 5.9 miles.
The best way to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs £4 - £9.
It takes approximately 48 min to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen, including transfers.
East Kilbride to Rutherglen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from East Kilbride station.
East Kilbride to Rutherglen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Glasgow Central station.
Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Rutherglen is 6 miles. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from East Kilbride to Rutherglen.
There are 775+ hotels available in Rutherglen. Prices start at £75 per night.
What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Rutherglen, Scotland?
First ScotRail Service operates a train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central hourly. Tickets cost £3 - £7 and the journey takes 32 min.
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
- Ave. Duration
- 32 min
- Estimated price
- £3 - £7
- First ScotRail Service
- Anytime Day Single
- £3 - £5
- Anytime Day Single 1st Class
- £5 - £7
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