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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 11 min

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

$20 - $64

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street  •  2 h 24 min

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

$25 - $33

Bus, line 4 bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station 4 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock 66.1 miles

$14 - $21

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Kilmarnock, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Kilmarnock via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kilmarnock is 56 miles. The road distance is 66.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock without a car is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £15 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Kilmarnock bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £15 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus and line 4 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock.
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  • Distance: 56 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock via Glasgow Central in around 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 30 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 Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
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 Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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Edinburgh to Kilmarnock bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Kilmarnock, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Kilmarnock is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Edinburgh to Kilmarnock.

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