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

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Train, line 253 bus

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue

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Train

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark

3 alternative options

Bus, line 253 bus

  1. Take the bus from Seagate Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Seagate Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Lanark, Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Dundee to Lanarkshire

Dundee to Lanarkshire by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Dundee and Lanarkshire is around 3h 54m and covers a distance of around 122 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 1m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 50m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Whitelaws Coaches and Stuarts Coaches UK, the Dundee to Lanarkshire service departs from Dundee and arrives in Uddington, Millbank Wood. Typically 25 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 52m
Layover time:
1h 1m
Total time:
3h 54m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 50m
Journey distance:
122 miles
Services per week:
25
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:49
Last service departs at:
21:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dundee to Lanarkshire train, walk and bus schedules

Dundee → Lanarkshire
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lanarkshire is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lanarkshire is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Lanarkshire is 1 metre.

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The cost-effective way to get from Dundee to Lanarkshire is to drive, which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Dundee to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dundee station to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Seagate Bus Station and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between Dundee and Lanarkshire is 70 miles. The road distance is 102.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Dundee to Lanarkshire without a car is to train and line 253 bus which takes 3h 52m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Dundee to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Dundee to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Seagate Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Dundee to Lanarkshire is to train which takes 4h 11m and costs £23 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus and line 253 bus, which costs and takes 4h 20m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dundee to Lanarkshire is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Dundee to Lanarkshire.

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Map of how to get from Dundee to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 70.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

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

You can take a train from Dundee to Lanarkshire via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Lanark, and Lanark, Bus Station in around 4h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dundee to Lanarkshire via Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 4h 20m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
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
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Lanark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK

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