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There are 5 ways to get from Lanark to East Kilbride 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 Central to East Kilbride

Bus, line 250 bus

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Hamilton, Bus Station
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Cornwall Street

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Hamilton, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Bus Station

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to East Kilbride

Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to East Kilbride

Lanark to East Kilbride by train

The train journey time between Lanark and East Kilbride is around 1h 54m and covers a distance of around 40 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 30 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 26m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 130 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:
1h 23m
Layover time:
30 min
Total time:
1h 54m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 26m
Train distance:
40 miles
Trains per week:
130
Cheapest price:
£9
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:21
Last train departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to East Kilbride train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to East Kilbride is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to East Kilbride is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to East Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at East Kilbride, Cornwall Street via Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to East Kilbride. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at East Kilbride via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Lanark and East Kilbride is 17 miles. The road distance is 22 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to East Kilbride without a car is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs £8 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Lanark to East Kilbride, including transfers.

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Lanark to East Kilbride bus services, operated by JMB Travel, depart from Lanark, Wellgate station.

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

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The best way to get from Lanark to East Kilbride is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs £8 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus and line 250 bus, which costs and takes 2h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to East Kilbride.
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  • Distance: 16.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Lanark, Scotland and East Kilbride, Scotland?

You can take a train from Lanark to East Kilbride via Glasgow Central in around 1h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lanark to East Kilbride via Hamilton, Bus Station in around 2h 1m.

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 Central to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Bus operators
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
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Cornwall Street
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to East Kilbride, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to East Kilbride
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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Lanark to East Kilbride bus services, operated by Whitelaws Coaches, arrive at East Kilbride, Cornwall Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to East Kilbride is 22 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Lanark to East Kilbride.

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