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

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Train, line 44 bus

  1. Take the train from Carluke to Haymarket
  2. Take the line 44 bus from Haymarket Station to Balerno High School

Bus, line 44 bus

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Haymarket Station
  3. Take the line 44 bus from Haymarket Station to Balerno, Lovedale Road

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Balerno

Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to Balerno

Lanark to Balerno by train and bus

The journey time between Lanark and Balerno is around 1h 40m and covers a distance of around 50 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 36m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Lothian Buses, the Lanark to Balerno service departs from Lanark and arrives in Balerno High School. Typically 12 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 16m
Layover time:
23 min
Total time:
1h 40m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 36m
Journey distance:
50 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£10
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:22
Last service departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Balerno train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Lanark to Balerno is to drive, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Balerno is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Balerno. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Balerno, Lovedale Road via Livingston, Bus Terminal and Haymarket Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 47m.

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The distance between Lanark and Balerno is 23 miles. The road distance is 26.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Balerno without a car is to train and line 44 bus which takes 2h 22m and costs £10 - £35.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Lanark to Balerno, including transfers.

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

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Lanark to Balerno bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Balerno, Lovedale Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Balerno is 26 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Lanark to Balerno.

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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 22m

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

You can take a bus from Lanark to Balerno via Livingston, Bus Terminal and Haymarket Station in around 2h 47m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carluke to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Haymarket Station to Balerno High School
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Bus from Haymarket Station to Balerno, Lovedale Road
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Balerno
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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