There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to New Lanark by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, line 37 bus  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carstairs
  2. Take the line 37 bus from Carstairs Junction, St Charles Avenue to Lanark, Bus Station 37 / ...

$13 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus, line 77 bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp 123 Virgin Retail) to Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) X27 / ...
  2. Take the line 77 bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) to Lanark, Bus Station 77

$11 - $15

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Train  •  1 h 28 min

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

$17 - $58

Bus, line 191 bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) to Biggar, Cross Road 101 / ...
  2. Take the line 191 bus from Biggar, John Street to Lanark, St Kentigerns Church (Auctioneers Way) 91 / ...

$12

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to New Lanark 36.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to New Lanark 36.3 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to New Lanark is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to New Lanark is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 51 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and New Lanark is 30 miles. The road distance is 36.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to get from Edinburgh to New Lanark, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to New Lanark. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) and arriving at Lanark, St Kentigerns Church (Auctioneers Way) via Biggar, John Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to New Lanark. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Lanark via Motherwell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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The nearest airport to New Lanark is Edinburgh (EDI) Airport which is 25.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Glasgow (GLA) (29 miles), Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK) (34.3 miles), Newcastle (NCL) (92.8 miles) and Islay (ILY) (96.7 miles).

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Edinburgh to New Lanark bus services, operated by Stagecoach West, arrive at Biggar, Cross Road station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to New Lanark.
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  • Distance: 30.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 7 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and New Lanark, Scotland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to New Lanark via Motherwell in around 1 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to New Lanark via Biggar, Cross Road and Biggar, John Street in around 2 h 14 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carstairs
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Train from Edinburgh to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Train from Motherwell to Lanark
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Edinburgh to Carstairs
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$185
Sleeper Seat
$15 - $23
LNER
Bus operators
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Carstairs Junction, St Charles Avenue to Lanark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
spt.co.uk
Bus from Biggar, John Street to Lanark, St Kentigerns Church (Auctioneers Way)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
spt.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) to Biggar, Cross Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp 123 Virgin Retail) to Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Blue Bus
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp 123 Virgin Retail) to Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) to Lanark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to New Lanark
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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