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There are 5 ways to get from Falkirk to Lanarkshire by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 253 bus

  1. Take the train from Cumbernauld to Hamilton Central
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Falkirk to Lanarkshire

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Cumbernauld to Motherwell
  2. Take the train from Motherwell to Lanark
  3. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Uddington, Millbank Wood

Bus, line 253 bus

  1. Take the bus from Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church to Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
  2. Take the bus from Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
  4. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road

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  1. Drive from Falkirk to Lanarkshire

Falkirk to Lanarkshire by train and bus

The journey time between Falkirk and Lanarkshire is around 3h 31m and covers a distance of around 47 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 13m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Whitelaws Coaches and Stuarts Coaches UK, the Falkirk to Lanarkshire service departs from Falkirk Grahamston and arrives in Uddington, Millbank Wood. Typically 68 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

68 Weekly Services
3h 31m Average Duration
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Falkirk → Lanarkshire
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The cost-effective way to get from Falkirk to Lanarkshire is to drive, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Falkirk to Lanarkshire is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Falkirk to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Falkirk and Lanarkshire is 30 miles. The road distance is 45.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Falkirk to Lanarkshire without a car is to train and line 253 bus which takes 2h 55m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Falkirk to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Falkirk to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Midland Bluebird, depart from Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church station.

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Falkirk to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, arrive at Coalburn, Railway Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Falkirk to Lanarkshire is 45 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Falkirk to Lanarkshire.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Lanarkshire. Prices start at £87 per night.

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  • Distance: 29.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Falkirk, Scotland and Lanarkshire, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Falkirk to Lanarkshire via Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Buchanan Bus Station, and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 3h 50m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Cumbernauld to Hamilton Central
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Train from Cumbernauld to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £8
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £8
Train from Motherwell to Lanark
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Bus operators
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Uddington, Millbank Wood
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Uddington, Millbank Wood
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Midland Bluebird
Bus from Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church to Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
First South East and Central Scotland
Phone
0345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church to Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
First South East and Central Scotland
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Falkirk to Lanarkshire
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Express Taxis
Phone
+44 500 638 000
Website
expresstaxis.co.uk
Bruce Taxis
Phone
+44 1324 636 000
Website
brucetaxis.co.uk
Baird Taxis
Phone
+44 1324 612 012

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