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Duration 7h 24m
Distance 130.2 miles
Average price £40
Frequency 4/day

Trip overview

The average bus between Carluke and Ballater takes 7h 24m and the fastest bus takes 5h 55m. The bus service runs several times per day from Carluke to Ballater. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Union Square Bus Station
  3. Ballater
8h 28m
£40 - £57

Carluke to Ballater bus times

Buses run four times a day between Carluke and Ballater. The earliest departure is at 11:24 in the morning, and the last departure from Carluke is at 15:54 which arrives into Ballater at 22:49. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 24m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carluke to Ballater. However, there are services departing from Carluke, Burton Lane and arriving at Ballater, Golf Road via Motherwell, Watson Street, Buchanan Bus Station and Union Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 28m.

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It is 96 miles from Carluke to Ballater. It is approximately 130.2 miles to drive.

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Carluke to Ballater bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Carluke to Ballater bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Ballater, Golf Road station.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Ballater. Prices start at £75 per night.

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