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There are 7 ways to get from Motherwell to East Kilbride by bus, train, taxi, car or foot

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Bus  •  41 min

  1. Take the bus from Motherwell, Milton Street to East Kilbride, Bus Station 201 / ...

$3 - $7

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Bus via Hamilton, Bus Station  •  58 min

  1. Take the bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Hamilton, Bus Station 41 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Bus Station 205 / ...

$4 - $10

Bus via Hamilton Central  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, St Brides Church 201 / ...

$5 - $10

Train  •  1 h 16 min

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

$8 - $44

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Motherwell to East Kilbride 10.1 miles

$23 - $28

Drive  •  12 min

  1. Drive from Motherwell to East Kilbride 10.1 miles

$2 - $4

Walk  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Walk from Motherwell to East Kilbride 8.9 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Motherwell to East Kilbride is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Motherwell to East Kilbride is to taxi which costs £17 - £21 and takes 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Motherwell, Milton Street and arriving at East Kilbride, Bus Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Motherwell to East Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Motherwell and arriving at East Kilbride via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between Motherwell and East Kilbride is 7 miles. The road distance is 10.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Motherwell to East Kilbride without a car is to bus which takes 41 min and costs £2 - £6.

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The bus from Motherwell, Milton Street to East Kilbride, Bus Station takes 41 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Motherwell to East Kilbride bus services, operated by First, depart from Motherwell, Milton Street station.

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Motherwell to East Kilbride train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Motherwell station.

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The best way to get from Motherwell to East Kilbride is to bus which takes 41 min and costs £2 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £6 - £35 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Motherwell to East Kilbride.
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  • Distance: 7.4 miles
  • Duration: 41 min

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

First operates a bus from Motherwell to East Kilbride every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 41 min. Scottish Citylink also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Motherwell to East Kilbride via Glasgow Central in around 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$1 - $3
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $4
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Motherwell, Milton Street to East Kilbride, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
First
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, St Brides Church
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Motherwell Library to East Kilbride, St Brides Church
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, St Brides Church
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
jmbtravel.co.uk
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, St Brides Church
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Motherwell to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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Motherwell to East Kilbride bus services, operated by First, arrive at East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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Motherwell to East Kilbride train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at East Kilbride station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Motherwell to East Kilbride is 10 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from Motherwell to East Kilbride.

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