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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride

£3 - £7

3 alternative options

Bus, line 250 bus  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station X74
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Cornwall Street 250 / ...

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride 9.3 miles

£22 - £27

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride 9.3 miles

£1 - £3

Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride by walk and train

The journey time between Glasgow Queen Street and East Kilbride is around 32 min and covers a distance of around 11 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 27 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 238 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
32 min
Fastest journey time:
27 min
Journey distance:
11 miles
Services per week:
238
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:12
Last service departs at:
23:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride walk and train schedules

Glasgow Queen Street → East Kilbride
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride is to taxi which costs £22 - £27 and takes 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Queen Street station to East Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at East Kilbride, Cornwall Street via Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at East Kilbride. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Queen Street and East Kilbride is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs £3 - £7.

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The train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride takes 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride is to train which takes 41 min and costs £3 - £7. Alternatively, you can bus and line 250 bus, which costs and takes 1h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride.
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  • Distance: 7.4 miles
  • Duration: 41 min

What companies run services between Glasgow Queen Street, Scotland and East Kilbride, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride hourly. Tickets cost £3 - £7 and the journey takes 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride via Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 1h 37m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Cornwall Street
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
£22 - £27
Southside Radio Cars
Phone
+44 141 883 3333
Website
southsideradiocars.co.uk
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 332 5050
Website
hampdencars.co.uk
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
Cross Cabs
Phone
+44 141 772 0000
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Caledonian Cabs
Phone
+44 7467 133 388
Website
caledoniancabs.co.uk

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Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, arrive at East Kilbride, Cornwall Street station.

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Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at East Kilbride station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride is 9 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Glasgow Queen Street to East Kilbride.

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