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Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 23 min

  1. 904

$11 - $16

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 41 min

$21 - $29

Train, line 201 bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. 201

$14 - $19

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. 45.4 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  52 min

  1. 45.4 miles

$9 - $15

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to East Kilbride once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to East Kilbride via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 1 h 41 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
Train from Edinburgh to Airdrie
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and East Kilbride is 65 km. The road distance is 73 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to East Kilbride is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to East Kilbride is to taxi which takes 52 min and costs £100 - £130.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Haymarket Station and arriving at East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Avondale Avenue). Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

The bus from Haymarket Station to East Kilbride, St Brides Church (Avondale Avenue) takes 1 h 23 min including transfers and departs once daily.