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

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Bus  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Haymarket Station to East Kilbride, St Brides Church 904

$11 - $16

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Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride

$17 - $60

Train via Glasgow Queen Street  •  2 h 14 min

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

$21 - $28

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to East Kilbride 45.4 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to East Kilbride 45.4 miles

$9 - $15

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Haymarket Station station and arriving at East Kilbride, St Brides Church. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to East Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at East Kilbride via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and East Kilbride is 40 miles. The road distance is 45.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to East Kilbride without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £8 - £12.

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The bus from Haymarket Station to East Kilbride, St Brides Church takes 1 h 23 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Edinburgh to East Kilbride bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Haymarket Station.

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Edinburgh to East Kilbride train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to East Kilbride is to bus which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £8 - £12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £13 - £50 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to East Kilbride.
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  • Distance: 40.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to East Kilbride 5 times a week. 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 Central in around 2 h 2 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$1 - $3
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $4
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Haymarket Station to East Kilbride, St Brides Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
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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Edinburgh to East Kilbride bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at East Kilbride, St Brides Church station.

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Edinburgh to East Kilbride train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at East Kilbride station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to East Kilbride is 45 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Edinburgh to East Kilbride.

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