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There are 3 ways to get from Lanark to Castle Douglas by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Carstairs to Lockerbie
  2. Take the bus from Lockerbie, Bridge Street to Dumfries, Whitesands 81 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank 500 / ...

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Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Hamilton, Bus Station 41 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands X74
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank 500 / ...

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Lanark to Castle Douglas 69.6 miles

Lanark to Castle Douglas by bus and train

1 Weekly Services
3h 56m Average Duration
£24 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Castle Douglas is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Castle Douglas is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Castle Douglas. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Castle Douglas, Royal Bank via Hamilton, Bus Station and Dumfries, Whitesands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Lanark and Castle Douglas is 51 miles. The road distance is 69.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Castle Douglas without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 56m and costs £24 - £40.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Lanark to Castle Douglas, including transfers.

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Lanark to Castle Douglas bus services, operated by JMB Travel, depart from Lanark, Wellgate station.

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Lanark to Castle Douglas bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Castle Douglas, Royal Bank station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Castle Douglas is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Lanark to Castle Douglas.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Castle Douglas.
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  • Distance: 51.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Lanark, Scotland and Castle Douglas, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Lanark to Castle Douglas via Hamilton, Bus Station and Dumfries, Whitesands in around 5h.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carstairs to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£19 - £29
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£10 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£14 - £21
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £29
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lockerbie, Bridge Street to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Lockerbie, Bridge Street to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Houstons MinicoachesHoustons Minicoaches
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
McCalls Coaches
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
DGC Buses
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
JMB Travel
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK

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