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There are 8 ways to get from East Kilbride to Trafford Centre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay

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Bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

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Train, line 22 bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Bolton
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Rose Hill, Reality House to The Trafford Centre Bus Station 22

Drive  •  3h 23m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Trafford Centre 208.4 miles

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, line 250 bus  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the line 250 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Road Station to The Trafford Centre Bus Station

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN

Train to Glasgow, fly to Liverpool, train  •  6h 52m

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

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly

East Kilbride to Trafford Centre by train and walk

The journey time between East Kilbride and Trafford Centre is around 4h 34m and covers a distance of around 241 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 59 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 51m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Avanti West Coast and Northern Rail, the East Kilbride to Trafford Centre service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Urmston. Typically 91 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 35m
Layover time:
59 min
Total time:
4h 34m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 51m
Journey distance:
241 miles
Services per week:
91
Cheapest price:
£88
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 Trafford Centre train and walk schedules

East Kilbride → Trafford Centre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Trafford Centre is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Trafford Centre is to bus which costs £12 - £16 and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Trafford Centre is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Trafford Centre station. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at The Trafford Centre Bus Station via Hamilton, Scotland and Manchester City Centre, Chinatown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Trafford Centre. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Urmston via Glasgow Central and Warrington Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Trafford Centre is 176 miles. The road distance is 208.4 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Trafford Centre without a car is to train which takes 5h 4m and costs £85 - £300.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from East Kilbride to Trafford Centre, including transfers.

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

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East Kilbride to Trafford Centre 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 Trafford Centre is to train which takes 5h 4m and costs £85 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £16 and takes 6h 58m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Trafford Centre.
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  • Distance: 175.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay hourly. Tickets cost £80 - £280 and the journey takes 2h 47m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Friday and Saturday
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 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 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £410
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£11 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £410
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £450
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£75 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Turin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£170 - £2,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£450 - £850
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Newquay
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
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
Bus operators
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Rose Hill, Reality House to The Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Diamond
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Road Station to The Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Stagecoach Manchester

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 45m and has one stopover.

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East Kilbride to Trafford Centre bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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East Kilbride to Trafford Centre train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Warrington Bank Quay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Trafford Centre is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3h 23m to drive from East Kilbride to Trafford Centre.

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Jet2.com and four other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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