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There are 9 ways to get from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Preston  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street

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Bus  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

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Train  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Birmingham New Street

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon 320.5 miles

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham  •  5h 52m

  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 Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  4. Take the train from Solihull to Stratford-upon-Avon

Train, train to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  4. Take the train from Solihull to Stratford-upon-Avon

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow, train, bus  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
  4. Take the bus from Leamington Spa, station to Stratford-upon-Avon, McDonalds

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton, train, bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
  4. Take the bus from Leamington Spa, station to Stratford-upon-Avon, McDonalds
East Kilbride → Stratford-upon-Avon
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon is to bus which costs £18 - £23 and takes 10h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Stratford-upon-Avon station. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon, station via Hamilton, Scotland, Digbeth, Oxford St and Solihull Station Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon via Glasgow Central, Preston and Birmingham Moor Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 34m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Stratford-upon-Avon is 268 miles. The road distance is 320.5 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon without a car is to train via Preston which takes 7h 34m and costs £100 - £410.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m to get from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hamilton, Scotland station.

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East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon is to train via Preston which takes 7h 34m and costs £100 - £410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £23 and takes 10h 28m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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  • Distance: 268 miles
  • Duration: 7h 34m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Stratford-upon-Avon, England?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon via Glasgow Central, Preston, Birmingham New Street, and Birmingham Moor Street in around 7h 34m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth twice daily. Tickets cost £11 - £14 and the journey takes 6h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £130
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£26 - £130
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
TransPennine Express Service
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£160 - £390
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£160 - £190
Anytime Day 1st Class
£270 - £390
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £160
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 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
44 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
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Solihull to Stratford-upon-Avon
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £9
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £11
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £11
Bus operators
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
Bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Midlands
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Leamington Spa, station to Stratford-upon-Avon, McDonalds
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Midlands

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

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East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon is 320 miles. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from East Kilbride to Stratford-upon-Avon.

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British Airways, Aer Lingus and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 282+ hotels available in Stratford-upon-Avon. Prices start at £75 per night.

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