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There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 757 bus, train, line 253 bus  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the line 757 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road 757
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Hamilton Central
  4. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

Cheapest option

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire 40.1 miles

£80 - £100

4 alternative options

Line 26 bus, line 253 bus  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the line 26 bus from Gallowhill, Washington Road to Glasgow, Central Station 26
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

Train, bus  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
  3. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Uddington, Millbank Wood 259 / ...

Bus, line 253 bus  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station X74
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road 253

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire 40.1 miles

£6 - £9

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Lanarkshire is around 2h 19m and covers a distance of around 46 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 48m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Whitelaws Coaches and Stuarts Coaches UK, the Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire service departs from Paisley St James and arrives in Uddington, Millbank Wood. Typically 22 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 19m
Fastest journey time:
1h 48m
Journey distance:
46 miles
Services per week:
22
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:55
Last service departs at:
20:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Glasgow Airport (GLA) → Lanarkshire
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire is to drive, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 4m.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Lanarkshire is 31 miles. The road distance is 40.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire without a car is to line 757 bus and train and line 253 bus which takes 2h 38m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, arrive at Coalburn, Railway Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire is 40 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 30.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland and Lanarkshire, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire via Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central Low Level, Hamilton Central, and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 2h 54m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Hamilton Central
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Gallowhill, Washington Road to Glasgow, Central Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Lanarkshire
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Renfrewshire Cab Co
Phone
+44 141 887 7770
Website
renfrewshirecabco.co.uk
Paisley Taxis
Phone
+44 141 884 8888
Website
paisleytaxis.com
Gryffe Radio Cars
Phone
+44 1505 322 255
Website
gryfferadiocars.co.uk
Titan Taxis
Phone
+44 141 530 4242
Website
titantaxis.co.uk
Clydebank Taxis
Phone
+44 141 941 1101

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