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

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Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Motherwell
  2. Take the train from Motherwell to Whifflet

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Bus  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Motherwell, Hamilton Road 41 / ...

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Coatbridge 19.9 miles

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Lanark to Coatbridge 19.9 miles

Lanark to Coatbridge by train

The train journey time between Lanark and Coatbridge is around 1h 13m and covers a distance of around 20 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 41 min. The fastest train normally takes 34 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Lanark to Coatbridge train service departs from Lanark and arrives in Whifflet. Typically 113 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
31 min
Layover time:
41 min
Total time:
1h 13m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
34 min
Train distance:
20 miles
Trains per week:
113
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:53
Last train departs at:
23:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Coatbridge train schedules

Lanark → Coatbridge
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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Coatbridge is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 28 min.

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The fastest way to get from Lanark to Coatbridge is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs £40 - £55.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to Coatbridge. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at Whifflet via Motherwell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 58 min.

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The distance between Lanark and Coatbridge is 16 miles. The road distance is 19.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Coatbridge without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs £5 - £13.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from Lanark to Coatbridge, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lanark to Coatbridge is to train which takes 58 min and costs £5 - £13. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 24m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Coatbridge is 20 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Lanark to Coatbridge.

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  • Distance: 16.3 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

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

You can take a train from Lanark to Coatbridge via Motherwell in around 58 min. Alternatively, JMB Travel operates a bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Motherwell, Hamilton Road hourly, and the journey takes 47 min. Stuarts Coaches UK also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Lanark to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Train from Motherwell to Whifflet
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£1 - £2
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£2 - £3
Bus operators
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Motherwell, Hamilton Road
Ave. Duration
47 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 Motherwell, Hamilton Road
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Coatbridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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