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

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Train  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Kirkcaldy

$17 - $21

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Bus  •  1h 43m

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

$10 - $16

2 alternative options

Train via Haymarket  •  2h 2m

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

$18 - $27

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy 52.3 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy is to bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 43m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Hayfield, Victoria Hospital. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Kirkcaldy. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 31m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Kirkcaldy is 46 miles. The road distance is 52.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy without a car is to train which takes 1h 31m and costs £13 - £17.

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The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Kirkcaldy takes 1h 31m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Glasgow to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy is to train which takes 1h 31m and costs £13 - £17. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy.
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  • Distance: 46.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 31m

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

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $21 and the journey takes 1h 31m. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $16 and the journey takes 1h 43m.

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
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $21
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hayfield, Victoria Hospital
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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Glasgow to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Hayfield, Victoria Hospital station.

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Glasgow to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Kirkcaldy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Kirkcaldy is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy.

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