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There are 4 ways to get from Blackpool to Lanarkshire by train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 253 bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Motherwell
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

Cheapest option

Line 68 bus, night bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the line 68 bus from Blackpool Town Centre, Market Street to Preston City Centre, Bus Station 68 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Hamilton, Scotland National Express

£12 - £16

2 alternative options

Line 61 bus, bus, line 253 bus  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the line 61 bus from Central, Buchanan Street to Preston City Centre, Bus Station 61
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station X74
  4. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road 253

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Blackpool to Lanarkshire 167.7 miles

£25 - £40

Blackpool → Lanarkshire
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The cheapest way to get from Blackpool to Lanarkshire is to line 68 bus and night bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 7h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Blackpool to Lanarkshire is to drive. Taking this option will cost £25 - £40 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blackpool to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Central, Buchanan Street and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Preston City Centre, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 31m.

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The distance between Blackpool and Lanarkshire is 126 miles. The road distance is 167.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Blackpool to Lanarkshire without a car is to train and line 253 bus which takes 5h 50m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Blackpool to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Blackpool to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, depart from Central, Buchanan Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackpool to Lanarkshire is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Blackpool to Lanarkshire.

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  • Distance: 126.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between Blackpool, England and Lanarkshire, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Blackpool to Lanarkshire via Preston City Centre, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 8h 31m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central, Buchanan Street to Preston City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Bus from Blackpool Town Centre, Market Street to Preston City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Hamilton, Scotland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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