There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Kirkcaldy

$17 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hayfield, Victoria Hospital X27

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Train via Haymarket  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy

$18 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy 52.3 miles

$11 - $17

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Kirkcaldy, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy 5 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 31 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach UK operates a bus from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hayfield, Victoria Hospital
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Kirkcaldy is 74 km. The road distance is 84 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy is to drive which takes 1 h 3 min and costs £8 - £13.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Kirkcaldy. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Hayfield, Victoria Hospital. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Kirkcaldy takes 1 h 31 min including transfers and departs five times a week.