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

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Train CrossCountry  •  1 h 28 min

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

$18 - $59

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Train via Bellshill  •  1 h 42 min

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

$17 - $21

4 alternative options

Line 23 bus, line 77 bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 23 bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal 23 / ...
  2. Take the line 77 bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Lanark, Bus Station 77

Bus, line 191 bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Biggar, Cross Road 101 / ...
  2. Take the line 191 bus from Biggar, John Street to Lanark, St Kentigerns Church 191

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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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to New Lanark station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Lanark, Bus Station via Livingston, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 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 distance between Edinburgh and New Lanark is 30 miles. The road distance is 36.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to New Lanark without a car is to train which takes 1 h 28 min and costs £13 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Edinburgh to New Lanark, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to New Lanark bus services, operated by First, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to New Lanark train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to New Lanark is to train which takes 1 h 28 min and costs £13 - £50. Alternatively, you can line 23 bus and line 77 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 44 min.

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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 28 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 Livingston, Bus Terminal in around 2 h 44 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
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 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Train from Edinburgh to Bellshill
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Train from Bellshill to Lanark
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
LNER
Bus operators
Blue Bus
Phone
01501 820598
Email
info@bluebusscotland.co.uk
Website
bluebusscotland.co.uk
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Lanark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
bluebusscotland.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Biggar, Cross Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Biggar, John Street to Lanark, St Kentigerns Church
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
spt.co.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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Edinburgh to New Lanark bus services, operated by Blue Bus, arrive at Lanark, Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to New Lanark train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Lanark station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to New Lanark is 36 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Edinburgh to New Lanark.

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