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There are 4 ways to get from Lanark to Motherwell Station by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Motherwell

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Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Motherwell, Hamilton Road 41 / ...

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Motherwell Station 15.3 miles

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Lanark to Motherwell Station 15.3 miles

Lanark to Motherwell Station by train

The train journey time between Lanark and Motherwell Station is around 24 min and covers a distance of around 16 miles. The fastest train normally takes 22 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Lanark to Motherwell Station train service departs from Lanark and arrives in Motherwell. Typically 164 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
24 min
Fastest train time:
22 min
Train distance:
16 miles
Trains per week:
164
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:21
Last train departs at:
23:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Motherwell Station train schedules

Lanark → Motherwell Station
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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Motherwell Station is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Motherwell Station is to taxi which costs £30 - £45 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Motherwell, Hamilton Road. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lanark and arriving at Motherwell. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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It is 12 miles from Lanark to Motherwell Station. It is approximately 15.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Motherwell Station without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs £4 - £10.

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The train from Lanark to Motherwell takes 26 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lanark to Motherwell Station bus services, operated by JMB Travel, depart from Lanark, Wellgate station.

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Lanark to Motherwell Station train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Lanark station.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Motherwell Station is to train which takes 26 min and costs £4 - £10. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Motherwell Station.
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  • Distance: 11.8 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

What companies run services between Lanark, Scotland and Motherwell Station, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Lanark to Motherwell hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £10 and the journey takes 26 min. Alternatively, JMB Travel operates a bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Motherwell, Hamilton Road hourly, and the journey takes 47 min. Stuarts Coaches UK also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Lanark to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Bus operators
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Motherwell, Hamilton Road
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
JMB Travel
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Motherwell, Hamilton Road
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Motherwell Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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Lanark to Motherwell Station bus services, operated by JMB Travel, arrive at Motherwell, Hamilton Road station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Motherwell Station is 15 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Lanark to Motherwell Station.

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