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

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Bus  •  36 min

  1. Take the bus from Motherwell Library (Avon Street) to Calderwood, Carlyle Drive 201 / ...

$2 - $7

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

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

$9 - $46

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 Library (Avon Street) and arriving at Calderwood, Carlyle Drive. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 36 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 10 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 36 min and costs £2 - £5.

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The bus from Motherwell Library (Avon Street) to Calderwood, Carlyle Drive takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Motherwell to East Kilbride bus services, operated by First, depart from Motherwell Library (Avon Street) station.

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

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The best way to get from Motherwell to East Kilbride is to bus which takes 36 min and costs £2 - £5. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £7 - £35 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Motherwell to East Kilbride bus services, operated by First, arrive at Calderwood, Carlyle Drive station.

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

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Map of how to get from Motherwell to East Kilbride.
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  • Distance: 7.4 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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

First operates a bus from Motherwell to East Kilbride every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 36 min. Scottish Citylink also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Motherwell to East Kilbride via Glasgow Central in around 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
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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