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There are 4 ways to get from Lanark to Aberdeen by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station

Bus via Edinburgh

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to Aberdeen

Lanark to Aberdeen by train and walk

The journey time between Lanark and Aberdeen is around 4h 35m and covers a distance of around 183 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 3m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 47m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 69 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 32m
Layover time:
1h 3m
Total time:
4h 35m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 47m
Journey distance:
183 miles
Services per week:
69
Cheapest price:
£37
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:21
Last service departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Aberdeen train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Aberdeen is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Aberdeen is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Aberdeen station. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to Aberdeen. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at Aberdeen via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 31m.

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It is 121 miles from Lanark to Aberdeen. It is approximately 145.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Aberdeen without a car is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs £35 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Lanark to Aberdeen, including transfers.

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Lanark to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Stuarts Coaches UK, depart from Lanark, Wellgate station.

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Lanark to Aberdeen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Lanark station.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Aberdeen is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs £35 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 120.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Lanark, Scotland and Aberdeen, Scotland?

You can take a train from Lanark to Aberdeen via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 4h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lanark to Aberdeen via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5h.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
51 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 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Bus operators
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK

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Lanark to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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Lanark to Aberdeen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Aberdeen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Aberdeen is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Lanark to Aberdeen.

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