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There are 6 ways to get from Lanark to Manchester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

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Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to Manchester

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN)

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester

  1. Take the train from Carstairs to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN)

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX)
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly
Lanark → Manchester
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The most affordable way to get from Lanark to Manchester is to bus, which costs £28 - £40 and takes 6h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Manchester is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 3h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Wellgate and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via Hamilton, Scotland. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at Manchester Oxford Road via Motherwell and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 49m.

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The distance between Lanark and Manchester is 165 miles. The road distance is 195.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs £65 - £270.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Lanark to Manchester, including transfers.

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Lanark to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hamilton, Scotland station.

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Lanark to Manchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Motherwell station.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Manchester is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs £65 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £40 and takes 6h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 164.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Lanark, Scotland and Manchester, England?

You can take a train from Lanark to Manchester via Motherwell and Preston in around 3h 49m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St twice daily. Tickets cost £28 - £40 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £350
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £350
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £340
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£55 - £190
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £230
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£55 - £230
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£26 - £120
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£26 - £120
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£22 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Cork
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£24 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£24 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£24 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£24 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£24 - £190
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £350
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £350
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £700
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£320 - £1,100
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Newquay
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £250
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £440
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £85
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£21 - £30
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £85
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £22
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £22
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 Carstairs to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £18
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£13 - £18
Transport for Wales
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 30m and has one stopover.

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Lanark to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Lanark to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Manchester is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3h 17m to drive from Lanark to Manchester.

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Jet2.com, Aer Lingus, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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