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There are 4 ways to get from East Kilbride to Shotts by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Shotts

Bus, line 56 bus

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
  2. Take the line 56 bus from Motherwell, Pollock Street to Dykehead, Easter Road

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Shotts

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Shotts

East Kilbride to Shotts by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Shotts is around 1h 39m and covers a distance of around 31 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 33 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 2m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 135 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:
1h 6m
Layover time:
33 min
Total time:
1h 39m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 2m
Train distance:
31 miles
Trains per week:
135
Cheapest price:
£7
Carbon emissions:
2 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 Shotts train schedules

East Kilbride → Shotts
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Shotts is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Shotts is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Shotts. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Dykehead, Easter Road via Hamilton, Bus Station and Motherwell, Pollock Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Shotts. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Shotts via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 52m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Shotts is 15 miles. The road distance is 20 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Shotts without a car is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs £7 - £20.

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It takes approximately 1h 52m to get from East Kilbride to Shotts, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Shotts bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Shotts is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs £7 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus and line 56 bus, which costs and takes 1h 55m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Shotts.
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  • Distance: 14.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Shotts via Glasgow Central in around 1h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Shotts via Hamilton, Bus Station and Motherwell, Pollock Street in around 1h 55m.

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 Central to Shotts
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £13
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£9 - £13
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
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
Every 4 hours
Website
JMB Travel
Bus from Motherwell, Pollock Street to Dykehead, Easter Road
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
JMB Travel
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Shotts
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
£40 - £55
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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East Kilbride to Shotts bus services, operated by JMB Travel, arrive at Dykehead, Easter Road station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Shotts is 20 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from East Kilbride to Shotts.

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