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There are 6 ways to get from East Kilbride to Southport by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, station to Southport, Wellington Street

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Preston, Lancashire

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Southport

Train to Glasgow, fly to Liverpool, train

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL)
  3. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Southport

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Liverpool

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Liverpool (LPL)

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN)
  2. Take the train from Bolton to Southport

East Kilbride to Southport by train and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Southport is around 4h 50m and covers a distance of around 220 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 55 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 1m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and others, the East Kilbride to Southport service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Southport, Wellington Street. Typically 100 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 54m
Layover time:
55 min
Total time:
4h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 1m
Journey distance:
220 miles
Services per week:
100
Cheapest price:
£61
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:51
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Southport train and bus schedules

Departing Sunday, September 26, 2021

East Kilbride → Southport
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Southport is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Southport is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Southport is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Southport is to night bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Southport is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Southport. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Southport, Wellington Street via Hamilton, Scotland and Preston City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Southport is 154 miles. The road distance is 197.6 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Southport without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 31m and costs £60 - £270.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from East Kilbride to Southport, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Southport bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hamilton, Scotland station.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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East Kilbride to Southport bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Southport is 198 miles. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from East Kilbride to Southport.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Southport.
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  • Distance: 154.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Southport, England?

National Express operates a vehicle from Hamilton, Scotland to Preston, Lancashire once daily. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Birmingham, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove), Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Gatwick, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Luton, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£200 - £650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£11 - £140
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£75 - £150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £410
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
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 Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £25
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £25
Merseyrail Electrics
Bus operators
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, station to Southport, Wellington Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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