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There are 8 ways to get from Lanark to Manchester by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Carstairs to Manchester Oxford Road

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Bus

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

6 alternative options

Train via Motherwell

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Manchester Oxford Road

Train via Warrington Bank Quay

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Warrington Bank Quay

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 Carluke 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 to Manchester by bus and train

The journey time between Lanark and Manchester is around 3h 6m and covers a distance of around 199 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 12 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 6m. Operated by Stuarts Coaches UK and TransPennine Express Service, the Lanark to Manchester service departs from Lanark, Wellhead Court and arrives in Manchester Oxford Road. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 54m
Layover time:
12 min
Total time:
3h 6m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 6m
Journey distance:
199 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:30
Last service departs at:
09:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Manchester bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Lanark to Manchester is to bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 6h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Manchester is to drive which costs £30 - £45 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 Lanark, 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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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 55m and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m 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 TransPennine Express Service, depart from Motherwell station.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Manchester is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 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 55m

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

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Carstairs to Manchester Oxford Road once a week. Tickets cost £55 - £90 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £260
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£65 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £400
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£11 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £410
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£240 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £2,200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£450 - £850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £280
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Turin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carstairs to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £70
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Motherwell to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£45 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
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 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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
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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Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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