There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock by train, bus 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, bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) X76 / ...

$19 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) X76 / ...

$17 - $22

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 55 min

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

$25 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock 66.1 miles

$14 - $21

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Kilmarnock, Scotland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), Glasgow, Renfield Street (No 105), and Glasgow Central in around 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock via Buchanan Bus Station in around 2 h 7 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 Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Kilmarnock is 90 km. The road distance is 106 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock is to drive which takes 1 h 16 min and costs £10 - £16.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) and arriving at Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock, including transfers.