KILSYTH TRAVEL and transport information


Click on the links below for transport and travel information: also note that timetables and operators change: we cannot guarantee that this information is up to date so please check first with the operator.

Taxis and private hire - phone Kilsyth 01236 then try any of the following:

  1. Courtyard Cabs: 824100 
  2. Ellis taxis: 823600
  3. Fast Cabs: 824444, 
  4. Garrell Cars: 825000
  5. Jasas taxis: 825358, 
  6. J's Cars 825100, 
  7. Kilsyth taxis: 826100, 827333, 821111, 
  8. Scott cars: 826666, 
  9. Z Cars: 822233

Useful Contact Information


Public transport information is available from Strathclyde Passenger Transport, First Glasgow and Scot Rail.  All telephone enquiries for public transport timetable information should be directed to :
Traveline Scotland
0871 200 22 33. or visit

Local bus timetables are also available from our Libraries Information Services offices in Motherwell, Coatbridge and Cumbernauld.
Strathclyde Passenger Transport provides a whole range of travel services including local rail, Glasgow underground dial-a-bus, ferries, buses and ring 'n' ride.  Tickets and travel passes are available including the Cumbernauld Flexipass, Rail and Sail and the Rural Rover.
First Glasgow provides a handy Places of Interest service which tells you which of their buses go to particular locations, including hospitals, visitor attractions and sports facilities.   Details on the First Card ticket zones, and retailers are also provided and you can book your journey with them online.
Similarly, Scot Rail's web site includes train timetable and ticket information and you can book your journey online.
The UK Public Transport Information website covers all travel by rail, air, coach, bus, ferry, metro and tram within the UK, (including the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland) and between the UK and Ireland. Plus all rail, ferry and coach travel between the UK and mainland Europe. It includes timetables, fares, ticket-types, passenger facilities and lots more.
The 3 closest commercial airports to Kilsyth are Glasgow, Prestwick International and Edinburgh.  Each of their websites provides information on flight timetables, arrivals, bookings etc. Don't take a taxi unless you want to spend £25 or £30 or more - public transport is convenient, quite fast and much cheaper. If you have a small plane of your own, you can pop in to Cumbernauld airport, just three miles from Kilsyth. (photos right)

To get to Kilsyth from Glasgow airport take the airport bus to Glasgow Buchanan St bus station (much cheaper than taxi, and takes only 20 minutes) From Buchanan Street bus station: Take the Falkirk Bus (no 27) - hourly service at approx 15 minutes past the hour or the Stirling Bus (no 24) at 45 minutes past each hour. The bus will take about 40 minutes to get to Kilsyth. Total travel time: -  allow around 75 minutes.

From Prestwick airport, take the frequent airport bus to Glasgow Buchanan St (40 minutes) and then follow the instructions as for Glasgow. Allow 90 minutes.

Edinburgh is a bit more tricky to get to - best bet is to take the airport bus to either Edinburgh Haymarket station or Linlithgow and then take the train to Croy. From Croy, take the bus to Kilsyth. Either way, it can be done in between 75 and  90 minutes in total.


External Links

 Kilsyth Bus Timetables

up to date timetables

Click on service number or route details below for more information.
Num. Service (From/To) General Details Operator Last Details
24    Glasgow to Stirling    Mon to Sat (every 60 mins)    First Edinburgh    Apr 2005   
   Via Bishopbriggs-Kirkintilloch-Kilsyth-Banknock ..... more
27    Falkirk to Glasgow    Mon to Sun (every 60 mins)    First Edinburgh    Apr 2005   
   Via Camelon-Larbert-Bonnybridge-Banknock-Banton ..... more
81    Kilsyth to High Balmalloch    Mon to Sat (every 30 mins)    Canavan Coaches    Apr 2005   
147    Airdrie (Monklands Hospital) to Kilsyth    Evenings/Sundays only, Mon to Sun (every 60 mins)    Henderson    Apr 2005   
   Via Airdrie-Cumbernauld-Croy
184    Kilsyth to Glasgow    Only this direction, Mon to Fri (1 trip)    Glasgow    Jan 2005   
   Via Twechar-Waterside-Kirkintilloch-Bishopbriggs ..... more
275    Kilsyth to Glasgow    Early Mornings, this way only, Mon to Fri (1 trip)    First Edinburgh    Apr 2005   
275    Kilsyth to Glasgow    Only this direction, Sun (1 trip)    Glasgow    Jan 2005   
   Via Kirkintilloch-Bishopbriggs-Springburn
384    Twechar to Kilsyth    Mon to Sat (?)    Glasgow    Jan 2006   

For a list of the local transport operators, click here.
Click here for National Express bookings  Express coach travel from Kilsyth
Bold destinations are served by express coach or train services.
Click on a place name below to show details of local bus services:
High Balmalloch
Airdrie, Monklands Hospital
Whins Of Milton

txt2traveline - SMS service now up and running by texting to 0777 608 2 608

Traveline Scotland’s SMS based service – txt2traveline – is now available. This exciting new development means that customers with mobile phones can request bus time information any time, any place, simply by texting the number of the bus stop they want to travel from to the txt2traveline number – 0777 608 2 608. They then receive back the departure times and service numbers of the next few buses due at that stop. Full instructions on using the SMS are available by clicking here.

65234256 Kilsyth Airdrie Rd btwn Parkfoot St and Garrell

65234572 Kilsyth Airdrie Rd N of Rndabt Northbound

65236896 Kilsyth Airdrie Rd N of Rndabt Southbound

65232783 Kilsyth Airdrie Rd opp Garrell Rd

65236395 Kilsyth Balmalloch Rd at No 102 R41

65234642 Kilsyth Balmalloch Rd at Pub N of Corrie Rd

65235763 Kilsyth Balmalloch Rd at St Andrews Pl

65236359 Kilsyth Balmalloch Rd at Westfield Rd

65232528 Kilsyth Balmalloch Rd opp/erson Ave opp 69

65234694 Kilsyth Glasgow Rd at Corrie Brae

65235682 Kilsyth Glasgow Rd opp/E of Balmalloch Rd

65237247 Kilsyth Glasgow Rd opp/W of Balmalloch Rd

65232428 Kilsyth Glasgow Rd opp/W of Cottage Hospital

65236437 Kilsyth Glasgow Rd West of Balmalloch Rd

65235736 Kilsyth Glasgow Rd West of Cottage Hospital

65235624 Kilsyth Howe Rd at Manse Rd

65232526 Kilsyth Howe Rd at No 22a

65235969 Kilsyth Howe Rd at No 72

65236943 Kilsyth Howe Rd opp Fisher Ave at No 15

65234573 Kilsyth King St at Car Park nr Public Toilets

65235926 Kilsyth Kingston Rd at Charles St

65234275 Kilsyth Kingston Rd at No 23

65235656 Kilsyth Kingston Rd opp Station Rd

65236973 Kilsyth Livingston Park at Balmalloch Rd

65236763 Kilsyth Livingston Park nr No 23

65232854 Kilsyth Manse Rd at No 5

65235984 Kilsyth Manse Rd at No 97

65234968 Kilsyth Manse Rd at South Barrwood Rd

65236873 Kilsyth Manse Rd opp Barlandfauld St

65234858 Kilsyth Manse Rd opp South Barrwood Rd at 147

65236468 Kilsyth Northfield Rd Northbound

65235494 Kilsyth Northfield Rd Southbound

65235292 Kilsyth Parkfoot St at District Council Office

65235465 Kilsyth Parkfoot St opp District Council Office

65236964 Kilsyth Rennie Rd at No 104

65236424 Kilsyth Rennie Rd at No 151

65232857 Kilsyth Rennie Rd at No 70 Northbound

65235939 Kilsyth Rennie Rd nr Northfield Rd Southbound

65236947 Kilsyth Rennie Rd opp No 148

65232378 Kilsyth St Mirrens Rd opp Courthill Cres

65237262 Kilsyth Stirling Rd nr 98 (Wb)

65232723 Kilsyth Stirling Rd opp And W of 98 (Ebd)

65232439 Kilsyth Stirling Rd opp Monieburgh Rd

65236725 Kilsyth Stirling Rd opp No 34 at Monieburgh Rd

65236598 Kilsyth Townhead St at Pirnie Place