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There are 5 ways to get from Lanark to Edinburgh by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Carluke to Edinburgh

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Edinburgh, Princes Street

Bus via West End, Shandwick Place

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to West End, Shandwick Place

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Edinburgh

Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to Edinburgh

Lanark to Edinburgh by train

The train journey time between Lanark and Edinburgh is around 1h 48m and covers a distance of around 45 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

12 Weekly Trains
1h 48m Average Duration
£9 Cheapest Price
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Lanark → Edinburgh
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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Edinburgh is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street via Livingston, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at Edinburgh via Carluke. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 48m.

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The distance between Lanark and Edinburgh is 30 miles. The road distance is 34.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs £9 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from Lanark to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lanark to Edinburgh is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs £9 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 29.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 48m

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Carluke to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost £7 - £24 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lanark to Edinburgh via Livingston, Bus Terminal in around 1h 57m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carluke to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Bus operators
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 4 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to West End, Shandwick Place
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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Lanark to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Edinburgh is 35 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Lanark to Edinburgh.

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