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

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Recommended option

Bus, line 253 bus  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Hamilton, Scotland National Express
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road 253

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Motherwell
  2. Take the train from Motherwell to Lanark

£34 - £126

2 alternative options

Train, line 253 bus  •  3h 17m

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

Drive  •  1h 14m

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Lanarkshire 67.7 miles

£10 - £15

Carlisle to Lanarkshire by train and bus

The journey time between Carlisle and Lanarkshire is around 3h 57m and covers a distance of around 115 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 26m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service, First ScotRail Service and others, the Carlisle to Lanarkshire service departs from Carlisle and arrives in Uddington, Millbank Wood. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 57m
Fastest journey time:
2h 26m
Journey distance:
115 miles
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:53
Last service departs at:
21:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Carlisle 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.
Carlisle → Lanarkshire
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lanarkshire is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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It is 59 miles from Carlisle to Lanarkshire. It is approximately 67.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Lanarkshire without a car is to bus and line 253 bus which takes 2h 52m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Carlisle to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Carlisle to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Lanarkshire is to bus and line 253 bus which takes 2h 52m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £130 and takes 3h 20m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Lanarkshire is 68 miles. It takes approximately 1h 14m to drive from Carlisle to Lanarkshire.

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  • Distance: 59.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

You can take a bus from Carlisle to Lanarkshire via Hamilton, Scotland and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 2h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carlisle to Lanarkshire via Motherwell, Lanark, and Lanark, Bus Station in around 3h 20m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£13 - £19
Off-Peak Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Lanark
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Bus operators
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
Bus from Carlisle to Hamilton, Scotland
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches

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