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

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Train  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the train from Carluke to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy

£12 - £50

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal 34A
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Designer Outlet to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station 262

Bus, train  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal 34A
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Haymarket Station X24 / ...
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy

Bus via Ferrytoll, Park & Ride  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Livingston, Bus Terminal 34A
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Ferrytoll, Park & Ride X51
  3. Take the bus from Ferrytoll, Park & Ride to Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance D X60 / ...

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from Lanark to Kirkcaldy 52.8 miles

£8 - £12

Lanark to Kirkcaldy by train

The train journey time between Lanark and Kirkcaldy is around 1h 55m and covers a distance of around 68 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 47m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and CrossCountry. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 55m
Fastest train time:
1h 47m
Train distance:
68 miles
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£14
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Kirkcaldy train schedules

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

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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Kirkcaldy is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h.

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The fastest way to get from Lanark to Kirkcaldy is to drive. Taking this option will cost £8 - £12 and takes 1h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Kirkcaldy station. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Kirkcaldy, Bus Station via Livingston, Designer Outlet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to Kirkcaldy. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at Kirkcaldy via Carluke and Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 34m.

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The distance between Lanark and Kirkcaldy is 39 miles. The road distance is 52.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Kirkcaldy without a car is to train which takes 2h 34m and costs £12 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Lanark to Kirkcaldy, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lanark to Kirkcaldy is to train which takes 2h 34m and costs £12 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Kirkcaldy.
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  • Distance: 39.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 34m

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

You can take a train from Lanark to Kirkcaldy via Carluke and Haymarket in around 2h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lanark to Kirkcaldy via Livingston, Bus Terminal and Livingston, Designer Outlet in around 2h 53m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carluke to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
Train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £16
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £16
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £22
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £22
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 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Livingston, Designer Outlet to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Ferrytoll, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Ferrytoll, Park & Ride to Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance D
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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Lanark to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Fishers Tours of Dundee, arrive at Kirkcaldy, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Kirkcaldy is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1h to drive from Lanark to Kirkcaldy.

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