There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead 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, bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carstairs
  2. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Wanlockhead, Museum 30 / ...

$26 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 145-149) to Biggar, Cross Road 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Wanlockhead, Museum 30 / ...

$24 - $25

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Sanquhar

$57 - $70

Bus, line 77 bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Castle Street) to Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) 21C / ...
  2. Take the line 77 bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) to Lanark, Bus Station 77
  3. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Wanlockhead, Museum 30 / ...

$25 - $28

Taxi  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead 49.2 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead 49.2 miles

$10 - $16

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Wanlockhead, Scotland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, and Sanquhar in around 3 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead via Biggar, Cross Road, Biggar, John Street, and Lanark, Bus Station in around 4 h 6 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
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Glasgow Central to Sanquhar
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Edinburgh to Carstairs
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$203
Sleeper Seat
$17 - $25
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carstairs
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Bus operators
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Wanlockhead, Museum
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
spt.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 145-149) to Biggar, Cross Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Blue Bus
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp 123 Virgin Retail) to Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
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
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead?

The distance between Edinburgh and Wanlockhead is 72 km. The road distance is 79 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead is to taxi which takes 1 h 9 min and costs £110 - £140.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Wanlockhead?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead. However, there are services departing from Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 145-149) and arriving at Wanlockhead, Museum via Biggar, John Street and Lanark, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead?

It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead, including transfers.