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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carluke

£9 - £29

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal X27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Lanark, Greenside Lane 34A

Bus via Glasgow  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Nemphlar, Craig Cottage 240X / ...

Bus, line 56 bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Shotts, Dyfrig Street X22
  2. Take the line 56 bus from Shotts, Dyfrig Street to Motherwell, Pollock Street 56

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs 35.8 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs 35.8 miles

£5 - £8

Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Cartland Craigs is around 5h 17m and covers a distance of around 47 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 14m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, JMB Travel and Stuarts Coaches UK. Typically 17 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 17m
Fastest journey time:
1h 14m
Journey distance:
47 miles
Services per week:
17
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:42
Last service departs at:
23:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs train, bus and walk schedules

Edinburgh → Cartland Craigs
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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs is to drive, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Lanark, Greenside Lane via Livingston, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Cartland Craigs is 30 miles. The road distance is 35.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs without a car is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs £9 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1h 43m to get from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs £9 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 16m.

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Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs bus services, operated by Stuarts Coaches UK, arrive at Lanark, Greenside Lane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs is 36 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs.
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  • Distance: 29.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 43m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Cartland Craigs, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Carluke 3 times a day. Tickets cost £8 - £24 and the journey takes 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs via Livingston, Bus Terminal and Lanark, Greenside Lane in around 3h 16m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carluke
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Bus operators
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Shotts, Dyfrig Street
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Lanark, Greenside Lane
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Nemphlar, Craig Cottage
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from Shotts, Dyfrig Street to Motherwell, Pollock Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
JMB Travel
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Cartland Craigs
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk

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