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There are 4 ways to get from East Kilbride to Lanark by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station 250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Lanark, Hunters Close 41 / ...

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Train  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark

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Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Kilbride to Lanark 22.4 miles

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Lanark 22.4 miles

East Kilbride to Lanark by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and Lanark is around 2h 2m and covers a distance of around 40 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 36 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 35m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 178 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 25m
Layover time:
36 min
Total time:
2h 2m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 35m
Train distance:
40 miles
Trains per week:
178
Cheapest price:
£9
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:20
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Lanark train schedules

East Kilbride → Lanark
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Lanark is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Lanark is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Lanark. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Lanark, Hunters Close via Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Lanark. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Lanark via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 58m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Lanark is 17 miles. The road distance is 22.4 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Lanark without a car is to bus which takes 1h 38m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 38m to get from East Kilbride to Lanark, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Lanark bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, depart from East Kilbride, Bus Station.

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East Kilbride to Lanark train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from East Kilbride station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Lanark is to bus which takes 1h 38m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £9 - £26 and takes 1h 58m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Lanark.
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  • Distance: 16.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 38m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Lanark, Scotland?

You can take a bus from East Kilbride to Lanark via Hamilton, Bus Station in around 1h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a train from East Kilbride to Lanark via Glasgow Central in around 1h 58m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from East Kilbride, Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
JMB Travel
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Lanark, Hunters Close
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
JMB Travel
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Lanark, Hunters Close
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Other operators
Taxi from East Kilbride to Lanark
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Kelvin Kabs
Phone
+44 1355 241 212
Website
kelvinkabs.com
EKCO Taxis
Phone
+44 1355 23 33 33
Website
ekcotaxis.co.uk
East Kilbride Taxis
Phone
+44 1355 222 324
Website
ektaxis.co.uk

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East Kilbride to Lanark bus services, operated by JMB Travel, arrive at Lanark, Hunters Close station.

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East Kilbride to Lanark train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Lanark station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Lanark is 22 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from East Kilbride to Lanark.

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