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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Kirkliston by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ratho Station, Lochend Road

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Bus via Falkirk, Asda

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Asda
  2. Take the bus from Falkirk, Asda to Kirkliston, Station Road

3 alternative options

Train, line 63 bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
  2. Take the line 63 bus from Edinburgh Park, Hermiston Gait Retail Park to Kirkliston, Bowling Green Road

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Kirkliston

Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Kirkliston

Glasgow to Kirkliston by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Kirkliston is around 51 min and covers a distance of around 39 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 44 min. Operated by Scottish Citylink, the Glasgow to Kirkliston bus service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Ratho Station, Lochend Road. Typically 569 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
51 min
Fastest bus time:
44 min
Bus distance:
39 miles
Buses per week:
569
Cheapest price:
£9
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
04:00
Last bus departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Kirkliston bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Kirkliston is to bus via Falkirk, Asda which costs £5 - £9 and takes 2h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow to Kirkliston is to taxi which takes 41 min and costs £70 - £85.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Ratho Station, Lochend Road station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Kirkliston is 34 miles. The road distance is 38.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Kirkliston without a car is to bus which takes 51 min and costs £9 - £13.

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The bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ratho Station, Lochend Road takes 51 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Glasgow to Kirkliston bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Kirkliston bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ratho Station, Lochend Road.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Kirkliston is 39 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Glasgow to Kirkliston.

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  • Distance: 33.9 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ratho Station, Lochend Road every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £9 - £13 and the journey takes 51 min.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £25
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £25
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ratho Station, Lochend Road
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Park, Hermiston Gait Retail Park to Kirkliston, Bowling Green Road
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Asda
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Bus from Falkirk, Asda to Kirkliston, Station Road
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow to Kirkliston
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
£70 - £85
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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