There are 4 ways to get from Paisley to Kilmarnock by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Barrhead to Kilmarnock

$6 - $8

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Line 38 bus, bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 38 bus from Paisley, Smithhills Street to Glasgow, West George Lane 38 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) X76 / ...

$13

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Paisley to Kilmarnock 22.1 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Paisley to Kilmarnock 22.1 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Paisley to Kilmarnock is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paisley to Kilmarnock is to train which costs £4 - £6 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paisley to Kilmarnock station. However, there are services departing from Paisley, Smithhills Street and arriving at Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) via Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barrhead and arriving at Kilmarnock. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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The distance between Paisley and Kilmarnock is 15 miles. The road distance is 22.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Paisley to Kilmarnock without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs £4 - £6.

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The train from Barrhead to Kilmarnock takes 26 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Paisley to Kilmarnock bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Paisley, Smithhills Street station.

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Paisley to Kilmarnock train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Barrhead station.

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The best way to get from Paisley to Kilmarnock is to train which takes 26 min and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can line 38 bus and bus, which costs £9 - £11 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Paisley to Kilmarnock.
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  • Distance: 15.5 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Paisley to Kilmarnock hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paisley to Kilmarnock via Glasgow, West George Lane and Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) in around 1 h 15 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Barrhead to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Paisley to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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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Paisley to Kilmarnock bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street).

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Paisley to Kilmarnock train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Kilmarnock station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paisley to Kilmarnock is 22 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Paisley to Kilmarnock.

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