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

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Train  •  1h

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Carntyne

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Shettleston 7.6 miles

Drive  •  12 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Shettleston 7.6 miles

Walk  •  2h 23m

  1. Walk from East Kilbride to Shettleston 7.5 miles

East Kilbride to Shettleston by train and walk

The journey time between East Kilbride and Shettleston is around 1h 2m and covers a distance of around 14 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 22 min. The fastest journey normally takes 44 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the East Kilbride to Shettleston service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Carntyne. Typically 237 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
39 min
Layover time:
22 min
Total time:
1h 2m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
44 min
Journey distance:
14 miles
Services per week:
237
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
1 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 Shettleston train and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Shettleston is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Shettleston is to taxi which costs £18 - £22 and takes 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Shettleston. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Carntyne via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Shettleston is 6 miles. The road distance is 7.6 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Shettleston without a car is to train which takes 1h and costs £4 - £9.

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It takes approximately 1h to get from East Kilbride to Shettleston, including transfers.

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

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East Kilbride to Shettleston train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Carntyne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Shettleston is 8 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from East Kilbride to Shettleston.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Shettleston.
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  • Distance: 6.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Shettleston via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 1h.

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 Low Level to Carntyne
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£1 - £2
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£1 - £2
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Shettleston
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
£18 - £22
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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