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

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Train, line 253 bus  •  2h 44m

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

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the train from Greenock West to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark

£12 - £34

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Bus, line 253 bus via Glasgow  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane 906 / ...
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

Bus, line 253 bus  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 906 / ...
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road 253

Drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Drive from Greenock to Lanarkshire 55.4 miles

£8 - £13

Greenock to Lanarkshire by train and bus

The journey time between Greenock and Lanarkshire is around 2h 50m and covers a distance of around 62 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 12m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Whitelaws Coaches and Stuarts Coaches UK, the Greenock to Lanarkshire service departs from Greenock West 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 50m
Fastest journey time:
2h 12m
Journey distance:
62 miles
Services per week:
22
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:29
Last service departs at:
19:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Greenock 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.
Greenock → Lanarkshire
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The cheapest way to get from Greenock to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Greenock to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greenock station to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Greenock, Bus Station and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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It is 45 miles from Greenock to Lanarkshire. It is approximately 55.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Greenock to Lanarkshire without a car is to train and line 253 bus which takes 2h 44m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 44m to get from Greenock to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Greenock to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Greenock, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Greenock to Lanarkshire is to bus and line 253 bus via Glasgow which takes 2h 50m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £11 - £35 and takes 3h 30m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Greenock to Lanarkshire is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Greenock to Lanarkshire.

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Map of how to get from Greenock to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 44.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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

You can take a bus from Greenock to Lanarkshire via Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow Central Low Level, Hamilton Central, and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 2h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Greenock to Lanarkshire via Glasgow Central, Lanark, and Lanark, Bus Station in around 3h 30m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Greenock West to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £15
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £15
Train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
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
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Railway Road
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
McGills Bus Service

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