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There are 6 ways to get from Falkirk to Lanarkshire by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 253 bus  •  3h 29m

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

Cheapest option

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Falkirk to Lanarkshire 45.3 miles

£95 - £120

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 39m

  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 259 / ...

Bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital to Buchanan Bus Station X24 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lanark, Bus Station 240X / ...

Bus, line 253 bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church to Buchanan Bus Station X37
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station 267 / ...
  3. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Falkirk to Lanarkshire 45.3 miles

£6 - £10

Falkirk → Lanarkshire
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The cost-effective way to get from Falkirk to Lanarkshire is to drive, which costs £6 - £10 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 Uddington, Millbank Wood via Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Buchanan Bus Station and Lanark, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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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 3h 29m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Falkirk to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Falkirk to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital station.

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Falkirk to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Stuarts Coaches UK, arrive at Lanark, Bus 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 67+ hotels available in Lanarkshire. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Falkirk to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 29.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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 Lanark, Bus Station in around 4h 26m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Cumbernauld to Hamilton Central
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Train from Cumbernauld to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £8
Train from Motherwell to Lanark
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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, Beechmount Avenue
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Uddington, Millbank Wood
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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
3 times a day
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lanark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
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
First Scotland East
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6
Website
First Scotland East
All Day Pass
£6
First Glasgow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
First Glasgow
City fare
£2
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 4 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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