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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 58 min

$204 - $321

Cheapest option

Bus via Hamilton, Bus Station (Hamilton Bus Station)  •  9 h 52 min

  1. National Express

$38 - $47

10 alternative options

Bus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. National Express

$40 - $50

Night bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. M20

$52 - $95

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. 408.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly London City to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. LCY - GLA

$91 - $315

Fly London Heathrow to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. LHR - GLA

$109 - $287

Fly London City to Edinburgh, bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. LCY - EDI

$79 - $236

Fly London Gatwick to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. LGW - GLA

$73 - $206

Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. STN - GLA

$60 - $155

Train to London Luton, fly to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. LTN - GLA

$58 - $183

Train to Southend, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 46 min

  1. SEN - GLA

$121 - $436

What companies run services between London, England and Kilmarnock, Scotland?

You can take a train from London to Kilmarnock via Carlisle in around 5 h 58 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Kilmarnock once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Southend to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Southend to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hamilton, Scotland
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Kilmarnock is 540 km. The road distance is 654 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Kilmarnock is to bus which costs £28 - £35 and takes 9 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Kilmarnock is to fly and train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs £80 - £220.

No, there is no direct train from London to Kilmarnock. However, there are services departing from London Euston and arriving at Kilmarnock via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Kilmarnock. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from London to Kilmarnock, including transfers.