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There are 5 ways to get from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 253 bus  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Ardrossan Town to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Hamilton Central
  3. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Ardrossan Town to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark

£13 - £39

3 alternative options

Bus, line 253 bus via Glasgow  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X36
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

Bus, line 253 bus  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street to Buchanan Bus Station X36
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road 253

Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire 52 miles

£8 - £12

Ardrossan to Lanarkshire by train and bus

The journey time between Ardrossan and Lanarkshire is around 3h 54m and covers a distance of around 70 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 7m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Whitelaws Coaches and Stuarts Coaches UK, the Ardrossan to Lanarkshire service departs from Ardrossan Town and arrives in Uddington, Millbank Wood. Typically 22 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 54m
Fastest journey time:
3h 7m
Journey distance:
70 miles
Services per week:
22
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:37
Last service departs at:
20:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ardrossan to Lanarkshire train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Ardrossan → Lanarkshire
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lanarkshire is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Ardrossan, Hill Street and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Ardrossan and Lanarkshire is 39 miles. The road distance is 52 miles.

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The best way to get from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire without a car is to train and line 253 bus which takes 2h 42m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Ardrossan to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Ardrossan, Hill Street station.

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The best way to get from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire is to bus and line 253 bus via Glasgow which takes 3h 10m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £13 - £40 and takes 3h 28m.

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Ardrossan to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, arrive at Coalburn, Railway Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ardrossan to Lanarkshire is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire.

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Map of how to get from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 38.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between Ardrossan, Scotland and Lanarkshire, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire via Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow Central Low Level, Hamilton Central, and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 3h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ardrossan to Lanarkshire via Glasgow Central, Lanark, and Lanark, Bus Station in around 3h 28m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ardrossan Town to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Hamilton Central
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Bus operators
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ardrossan, Hill Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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