There are 5 ways to get from Kilmarnock to Greenock by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Greenock West

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Line 11 bus, bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 11 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) 11
  2. Take the bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) to Greenock, Bus Station 585

$9 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X76 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, Renfield Street (No 105) to Greenock, West Stewart Street (Stance 5) 901 / ...

$10 - $12

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kilmarnock to Greenock 38.2 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Kilmarnock to Greenock 38.2 miles

$8 - $12

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kilmarnock to Greenock is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kilmarnock to Greenock is to taxi which costs £55 - £65 and takes 47 min.

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The distance between Kilmarnock and Greenock is 26 miles. The road distance is 38.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Kilmarnock to Greenock, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kilmarnock station to Greenock. However, there are services departing from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) and arriving at Greenock, West Stewart Street (Stance 5) via Glasgow, Renfield Street (No 105). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kilmarnock to Greenock. However, there are services departing from Kilmarnock and arriving at Greenock West via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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What companies run services between Kilmarnock, Scotland and Greenock, Scotland?

You can take a train from Kilmarnock to Greenock via Glasgow Central in around 1 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kilmarnock to Greenock via Glasgow, Waterloo Lane and Glasgow, Renfield Street (No 105) in around 1 h 41 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Kilmarnock to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Train from Glasgow Central to Greenock West
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) to Greenock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Renfield Street (No 105) to Greenock, West Stewart Street (Stance 5)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Kilmarnock to Greenock
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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