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There are 9 ways to get from East Kilbride to Scrabster by train, bus, night train, car, plane or ferry

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal

Train, bus via Perth

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Inverness
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal

Train, night train, bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
  2. Take the night train from Stirling to Inverness
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal

Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Scrabster

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Kirkwall, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Kirkwall (KOI)
  4. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Stromness, Travel Centre
  5. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Kirkwall, ferry

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI)
  3. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal

Fly Glasgow to Inverness, bus

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Inverness (INV)
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Scrabster is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Scrabster is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 5h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Scrabster. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Scrabster, Ferry Terminal via Hamilton, Bus Station, Glasgow and Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 1m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Scrabster is 199 miles. The road distance is 276.8 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Scrabster without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 31m and costs £55 - £160.

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It takes approximately 9h 31m to get from East Kilbride to Scrabster, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Scrabster bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Scrabster is to bus which takes 11h 1m and costs £35 - £90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £260 and takes 11h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Kirkwall Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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East Kilbride to Scrabster bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Scrabster, Ferry Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Scrabster.
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  • Distance: 199.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h 31m

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

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Scrabster via Hamilton, Bus Station, Glasgow, and Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 in around 11h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a train from East Kilbride to Scrabster via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Perth, Inverness, Thurso, and Thurso, Bus Depot in around 11h 28m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £650
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £650
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £170
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 Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £75
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Train from Inverness to Thurso
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £95
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £95
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 Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £110
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £110
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £28
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Stromness, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£13 - £17
Peak
£16 - £19

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Scrabster is 277 miles. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from East Kilbride to Scrabster.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Scrabster. Prices start at £75 per night.

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