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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Symington, Main Street

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Symington

Drive

  1. Drive from Lanark to Symington

Lanark to Symington by train and bus

The journey time between Lanark and Symington is around 3h 2m and covers a distance of around 65 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 8m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 15m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Stagecoach West Scotland, the Lanark to Symington service departs from Lanark and arrives in Symington, Turning Circle. Typically 120 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 54m
Layover time:
1h 8m
Total time:
3h 2m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 15m
Journey distance:
65 miles
Services per week:
120
Cheapest price:
£14
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Symington train and bus schedules

Departing Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Symington is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Symington is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Symington. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Symington, Main Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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The distance between Lanark and Symington is 32 miles. The road distance is 38.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Symington without a car is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs £13 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from Lanark to Symington, including transfers.

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Lanark to Symington bus services, operated by Stuarts Coaches UK, depart from Lanark, Wellgate station.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Symington is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs £13 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 18m.

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Lanark to Symington bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Symington, Main Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Symington is 39 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Lanark to Symington.

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  • Distance: 32 miles
  • Duration: 2h 48m

What companies run services between Lanark, Scotland and Symington, South Ayrshire, Scotland?

You can take a train from Lanark to Symington via Glasgow Central, Kilmarnock, and Kilmarnock, Bus Station in around 2h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lanark to Symington via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 18m.

Train operators
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 Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £16
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £16
Bus operators
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Symington, Main Street
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Symington
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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