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

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Recommended option

Train, line 67 bus

  1. Take the train from Carluke to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
  3. Take the line 67 bus from Tweedbank Station to Kelso, Coledale Car Park

Cheapest option

Bus, line 67 bus

  1. Take the bus from Penicuik, Town Centre to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
  2. Take the line 67 bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Kelso, WHSmith

2 alternative options

Bus, train, line 67 bus

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Edinburgh, Princes Street
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
  4. Take the line 67 bus from Tweedbank Station to Kelso, WHSmith

Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to Kelso

Lanark to Kelso by train and bus

The journey time between Lanark and Kelso is around 7h 52m and covers a distance of around 97 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 12m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 38m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Borders Buses, the Lanark to Kelso service departs from Lanark and arrives in Kelso, Coledale Car Park. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 39m
Layover time:
5h 12m
Total time:
7h 52m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 38m
Journey distance:
97 miles
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
£19
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:22
Last service departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Kelso train and bus schedules

Lanark → Kelso
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kelso is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Kelso is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Kelso is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark station to Kelso. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Bus Station and arriving at Kelso, WHSmith via Biggar, John Street, Penicuik, Town Centre and Galashiels, Transport Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between Lanark and Kelso is 53 miles. The road distance is 64.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Kelso without a car is to train and line 67 bus which takes 4h 51m and costs £19 - £60.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Lanark to Kelso, including transfers.

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Lanark to Kelso bus services, operated by Borders Buses, depart from Penicuik, Town Centre station.

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Lanark to Kelso bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Kelso, WHSmith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Kelso is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Lanark to Kelso.

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  • Distance: 53 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

You can take a bus from Lanark to Kelso via Biggar, John Street, Penicuik, Lambs Pend, Penicuik, Town Centre, and Galashiels, Transport Interchange in around 5h 35m.

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
Train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Tweedbank Station to Kelso, Coledale Car Park
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Borders Buses
Bus from Tweedbank Station to Kelso, WHSmith
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Borders Buses
Bus from Penicuik, Town Centre to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Borders Buses
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Kelso, WHSmith
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
Borders Buses
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 2 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
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Penicuik, Town Centre to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee

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