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There are 4 ways to get from Lanark to Alloa by train, bus, taxi 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 Alloa

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
  3. Take the bus from Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital to Alloa, Shillinghill

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Alloa

Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to Alloa

Lanark to Alloa by train and walk

The journey time between Lanark and Alloa is around 2h 13m and covers a distance of around 66 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 36 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 38m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 129 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 36m
Layover time:
36 min
Total time:
2h 13m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 38m
Journey distance:
66 miles
Services per week:
129
Cheapest price:
£15
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:53
Last service departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Alloa train and walk schedules

Lanark → Alloa
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alloa is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Alloa is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Alloa is to taxi which costs £85 - £100 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Alloa. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Alloa, Shillinghill via Buchanan Bus Station and Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to Alloa. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at Alloa via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 14m.

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The distance between Lanark and Alloa is 31 miles. The road distance is 40.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Alloa without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs £14 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Lanark to Alloa, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lanark to Alloa is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs £14 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Alloa.
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  • Distance: 30.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

You can take a train from Lanark to Alloa via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 2h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lanark to Alloa via Buchanan Bus Station and Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital in around 3h 31m.

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 Alloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £23
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
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Alloa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
£85 - £100
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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Lanark to Alloa bus services, operated by First, arrive at Alloa, Shillinghill station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Alloa is 40 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Lanark to Alloa.

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