There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

$15 - $20

Cheapest option

Line 18 bus, bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 18 bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station (shopping centre) to Glasgow, Queen St (Tourist Centre) 18 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station M8 / ...

$7 - $16

3 alternative options

Line 18 bus, train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 18 bus from East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Threshold) to Glasgow, North Court (Buchanan Street) 6 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

$13 - $18

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle 35.9 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle 35.9 miles

$7 - $12

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Stirling Castle, Scotland?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, and Stirling in around 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle via Glasgow, Queen St (Tourist Centre), Buchanan Bus Station, and Stirling, Bus Station in around 2 h 21 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Threshold) to Glasgow, North Court (Buchanan Street)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station (shopping centre) to Glasgow, Queen St (Tourist Centre)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
First
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between East Kilbride and Stirling Castle is 42 km. The road distance is 57 km.

The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 37 min.

The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs £50 - £65.

No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Stirling via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station (shopping centre) and arriving at Stirling, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from East Kilbride to Stirling Castle, including transfers.