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There are 6 ways to get from Lanark to Falkirk by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train via Glasgow  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Falkirk Grahamston

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Train  •  2h 28m

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

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2h 57m

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

Bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Buchanan Bus Station 240X / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Grahamston Station X37

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Falkirk 30 miles

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Lanark to Falkirk 30 miles
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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Falkirk is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Falkirk is to taxi which costs £60 - £80 and takes 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Falkirk station. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Falkirk, Grahamston Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to Falkirk. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at Falkirk Grahamston via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 14m.

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It is 23 miles from Lanark to Falkirk. It is approximately 30 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Falkirk without a car is to train via Glasgow which takes 2h 14m and costs £11 - £35.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Lanark to Falkirk, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lanark to Falkirk is to train via Glasgow which takes 2h 14m and costs £11 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Falkirk.
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  • Distance: 22.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

You can take a train from Lanark to Falkirk via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 2h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lanark to Falkirk via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 13m.

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 Queen Street to Falkirk Grahamston
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £15
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £15
Train from Lanark to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
23 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 Cumbernauld
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £8
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £8
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
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Falkirk
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
£60 - £80
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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Lanark to Falkirk bus services, operated by First, arrive at Falkirk, Grahamston Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Falkirk is 30 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Lanark to Falkirk.

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