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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Cambuslang

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Hamilton, Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Hamilton Central to Rutherglen

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Rutherglen

Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to Rutherglen

Lanark to Rutherglen by train

The train journey time between Lanark and Rutherglen is around 1h 5m and covers a distance of around 26 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 21 min. The fastest train normally takes 40 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 156 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
44 min
Layover time:
21 min
Total time:
1h 5m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
40 min
Train distance:
26 miles
Trains per week:
156
Cheapest price:
£7
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:21
Last train departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Rutherglen train schedules

Lanark → Rutherglen
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rutherglen is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rutherglen is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Rutherglen is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Rutherglen is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Rutherglen is to taxi which costs £50 - £60 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to Rutherglen. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at Rutherglen via Cambuslang. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Lanark and Rutherglen is 20 miles. The road distance is 23.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Rutherglen without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs £6 - £18.

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from Lanark to Rutherglen, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Rutherglen is 23 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Lanark to Rutherglen.

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  • Distance: 20.2 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Lanark to Cambuslang hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £16 and the journey takes 39 min.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Lanark to Cambuslang
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £16
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £16
Train from Hamilton Central to Rutherglen
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £6
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £6
Bus operators
JMB Travel
Phone
01698 386 030
Email
mail@jmbtravel.co.uk
Website
jmbtravel.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Hamilton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Rutherglen
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
£50 - £60
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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