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There are 4 ways to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen by train, taxi, car or foot

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Rutherglen 5.9 miles

Drive  •  9 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Rutherglen 5.9 miles

Walk  •  1h 51m

  1. Walk from East Kilbride to Rutherglen 5.8 miles

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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Average train journey times

Time on train:
40 min
Layover time:
17 min
Total time:
58 min

Train route information

Fastest train time:
44 min
Train distance:
14 miles
Trains per week:
259
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Rutherglen train schedules

East Kilbride → Rutherglen
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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.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen is to taxi which costs £15 - £19 and takes 9 min.

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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.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Rutherglen is 5 miles. The road distance is 5.9 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs £4 - £9.

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Rutherglen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from East Kilbride station.

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East Kilbride to Rutherglen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Rutherglen is 6 miles. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from East Kilbride to Rutherglen.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Rutherglen.
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  • Distance: 4.7 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

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 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
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Rutherglen
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Kelvin Kabs
Phone
+44 1355 241 212
Website
kelvinkabs.com
EKCO Taxis
Phone
+44 1355 23 33 33
Website
ekcotaxis.co.uk
East Kilbride Taxis
Phone
+44 1355 222 324
Website
ektaxis.co.uk

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