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There are 7 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Motherwell  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Motherwell

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Bus  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Hamilton, Scotland National Express

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Train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carstairs

Train, night train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Salford Crescent to Preston
  2. Take the night train from Preston to Carstairs

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire 190.2 miles

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carluke

Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire by bus and train

The journey time between Greater Manchester and Lanarkshire is around 8h 28m and covers a distance of around 238 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 24m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 39m. Operated by Stagecoach Manchester, TransPennine Express Service, First ScotRail Service and others, the Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire service departs from Rusholme Centre and arrives in Uddington, Millbank Wood. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 3m
Layover time:
4h 24m
Total time:
8h 28m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 39m
Journey distance:
238 miles
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:05
Last service departs at:
20:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire bus and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 7h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Road and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 29m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Lanarkshire is 161 miles. The road distance is 190.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire without a car is to train via Motherwell which takes 6h 13m and costs £65 - £110.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire is to train via Motherwell which takes 6h 13m and costs £65 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 7h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 30m and has one stopover.

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Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hamilton, Scotland station.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 161.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Lanarkshire, Scotland?

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Motherwell 5 times a day. Tickets cost £60 - £95 and the journey takes 2h 56m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Hamilton, Scotland once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £400
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£90 - £400
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £400
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£80 - £360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£11 - £140
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £950
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £410
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£190 - £700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £2,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£450 - £850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £350
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£45 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carstairs
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £70
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Train from Haymarket to Carluke
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Hamilton, Scotland
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Greater Manchester to Lanarkshire.

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Aer Lingus, Blue Islands Limited, Loganair and four other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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