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There are 7 ways to get from Lanark to Dublin by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  3. Take the ferry from Holyhead Port to Dublin Port Terminal 2

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Train to Glasgow, fly

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB)

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel

Bus, car ferry via Dublin Busaras Bus Station

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station

Train, bus, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  5. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Lanark to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Dublin

Train, train to Edinburgh, fly

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Carluke
  2. Take the train from Carluke to Haymarket
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB)

Lanark to Dublin by train and ferry

The journey time between Lanark and Dublin is around 9h 3m and covers a distance of around 630 km. This includes an average layover time of around 54 min. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 3m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales and others, the Lanark to Dublin service departs from Lanark and arrives in Dublin Port Terminal 2. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 9m
Layover time:
54 min
Total time:
9h 3m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
9h 3m
Journey distance:
630 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€172
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:22
Last service departs at:
08:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Dublin train and ferry schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £22 - £110 and takes 4h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £22 - £110 and takes 4h 3m.

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The distance between Lanark and Dublin is 305 km.

The best way to get from Lanark to Dublin without a car is to train and ferry which takes 11h 19m and costs £140 - £450.

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It takes approximately 11h 19m to get from Lanark to Dublin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 305.2 km
  • Duration: 11h 19m

What companies run services between Lanark, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Lanark to Dublin. However, you can take the train to Motherwell, take the train to Warrington Bank Quay, take the train to Chester, take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead Port, then take the ferry to Dublin Port Terminal 2. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lanark to Dublin via Buchanan Bus Station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Heron Road, Belfast Wellington Place, and Belfast, Europa Bus Centre in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €80
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €90
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €410
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€90 - €120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€230 - €320
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€95 - €130
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
€8 - €22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€8 - €12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€17 - €22
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€10 - €15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Lanark to Carluke
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€2 - €5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€4 - €7
Train from Carluke to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €27
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€8 - €13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€21 - €27
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Scottish Citylink
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13
Website
Aircoach
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Ferry from Holyhead Port to Dublin Port Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37
Stena Line

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