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There are 5 ways to get from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station Air / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride

£16 - £25

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride

£9 - £135

3 alternative options

Line 747 bus, bus, line 250 bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the line 747 bus from Inverkeithing, Square to Dunfermline, Bus Station 7D / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X24 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station X74
  4. Take the line 250 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Cornwall Street 250 / ...

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride 45 miles

£90 - £120

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride 45 miles

£6 - £10

Inverkeithing to East Kilbride by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Inverkeithing and East Kilbride is around 2h 49m and covers a distance of around 65 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 16m. Operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, Scottish Citylink and First ScotRail Service, the Inverkeithing to East Kilbride service departs from Inverkeithing, Back O' Yards and arrives in East Kilbride. Typically 118 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 49m
Fastest journey time:
2h 16m
Services per week:
118
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:46
Last service departs at:
22:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Inverkeithing to East Kilbride bus, walk and train schedules

Departing Monday, June 21, 2021

Inverkeithing → East Kilbride
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The cheapest way to get from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride is to taxi which costs £90 - £120 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Inverkeithing, Square and arriving at East Kilbride, Cornwall Street via Dunfermline, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Inverkeithing and arriving at East Kilbride via Haymarket and Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 10m.

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The distance between Inverkeithing and East Kilbride is 36 miles. The road distance is 45 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 57m and costs £15 - £25.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride, including transfers.

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Inverkeithing to East Kilbride bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Inverkeithing, Square station.

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Inverkeithing to East Kilbride train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Haymarket station.

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The best way to get from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs £8 - £140. Alternatively, you can line 747 bus and bus and line 250 bus, which costs and takes 4h 35m.

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  • Distance: 35.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

What companies run services between Inverkeithing, Scotland and East Kilbride, Scotland?

You can take a train from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride via Haymarket and Glasgow Central in around 3h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride via Dunfermline, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 4h 35m.

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
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£22 - £29
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£5 - £40
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£28 - £40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverkeithing, Square to Dunfermline, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
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 Inverkeithing to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
£90 - £120
Uptown Cabs
Phone
+44 1383 621 117
M & M Taxis
Phone
+44 1383 727 235
Corporate Taxi Dunfermline
Phone
+44 1383 252 525
Website
corporatetaxi.co.uk
MSD Taxi Cowdenbeath
Phone
+44 1383 514 100
Website
msd-taxi.business.site
Mitchell's Taxi
Phone
+44 7834 765 840
Adams Taxi
Phone
+44 1383 512 344

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

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Inverkeithing to East Kilbride train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at East Kilbride station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverkeithing to East Kilbride is 45 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Inverkeithing to East Kilbride.

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