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

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Recommended

Train

  1. Take the train from Carluke to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

Cheapest

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Torbothie, Brown Street to Edinburgh, Princes Street
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Galashiels

Bus, train via Livingston, Bus Terminal

  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 Galashiels

Line 191 bus, line 101 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 191 bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Biggar, John Street
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Biggar, John Street to Penicuik, Lambs Pend
  3. Take the bus from Penicuik, Town Centre to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
  4. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Melrose, Abbey Car Park

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Melrose

Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to Melrose

Lanark to Melrose by train and bus

The journey time between Lanark and Melrose is around 6h 45m and covers a distance of around 82 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 42m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 31m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Borders Buses and Scottish Borders Council, the Lanark to Melrose service departs from Lanark and arrives in Melrose, Wright's Chiropractor. 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 2m
Layover time:
4h 42m
Total time:
6h 45m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 31m
Journey distance:
82 miles
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
£17
Carbon emissions:
7 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 Melrose train and bus schedules

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

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The social distance requirement in Melrose is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Lanark to Melrose is to drive, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Melrose is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark station to Melrose. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Bus Station and arriving at Melrose, Abbey Car Park via Biggar, John Street, Penicuik, Town Centre and Galashiels, Transport Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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The distance between Lanark and Melrose is 42 miles. The road distance is 51.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Melrose without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs £17 - £55.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Lanark to Melrose, including transfers.

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Lanark to Melrose bus services, operated by Stuarts Coaches UK, depart from Lanark, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Melrose is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs £17 - £55. Alternatively, you can line 191 bus and line 101 bus and bus, which costs and takes 4h 26m.

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Lanark to Melrose bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Melrose, Abbey Car Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Melrose is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Lanark to Melrose.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Melrose.
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  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between Lanark, Scotland and Melrose, The Scottish Borders, Scotland?

You can take a train from Lanark to Melrose via Carluke, Edinburgh, Tweedbank, and Tweedbank Station in around 3h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lanark to Melrose via Biggar, John Street, Penicuik, Lambs Pend, Penicuik, Town Centre, and Galashiels, Transport Interchange in around 4h 26m.

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
Train from Edinburgh to Galashiels
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
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 2 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Biggar, John Street
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Torbothie, Brown Street to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Biggar, John Street to Penicuik, Lambs Pend
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
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 Melrose, Abbey Car Park
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
Borders 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
Scottish Borders Council
Phone
0300 100 1800
Email
communications@scotborders.gov.uk
Website
scotborders.gov.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Melrose, Abbey Car Park
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Scottish Borders Council
Telfords Coaches
Phone
+44(0) 13873 75677
Email
alistair@telfordscoaches.com
Website
telfordscoaches.com
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Melrose, Abbey Car Park
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Telfords Coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Melrose
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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