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There are 7 ways to get from Liverpool to Lanarkshire by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, line 253 bus  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Motherwell
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

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Bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Hamilton, Scotland National Express

£14 - £18

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Bus, night train  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the night train from Preston to Carstairs

£46 - £52

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Lanarkshire 191.1 miles

£29 - £45

Fly Liverpool to Glasgow, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Glasgow (GLA) LPL - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark

£22 - £183

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark

£36 - £254

Fly Liverpool to Edinburgh, train  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Edinburgh (EDI) LPL - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carluke

£25 - £191

Liverpool to Lanarkshire by bus, walk and night train

The journey time between Liverpool and Lanarkshire is around 21h 43m and covers a distance of around 220 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 17m. Operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, Caledonian Sleeper, Stuarts Coaches UK and others, the Liverpool to Lanarkshire service departs from Queen Square Bus Station and arrives in Uddington, Millbank Wood. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
21h 43m
Fastest journey time:
15h 17m
Journey distance:
220 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:28
Last service departs at:
21:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Liverpool to Lanarkshire bus, walk and night train schedules

Liverpool → Lanarkshire
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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Lanarkshire is to bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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The distance between Liverpool and Lanarkshire is 154 miles. The road distance is 191.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Lanarkshire without a car is to train and line 253 bus which takes 5h 11m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Liverpool to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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There is no direct flight from Liverpool Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 30m and has one stopover.

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Liverpool to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hamilton, Scotland station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Lanarkshire is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Liverpool to Lanarkshire.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 154.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Lanarkshire, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Liverpool One to Lanarkshire via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Hamilton, Scotland, and Hamilton, Bus Station in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £240
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove), Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man, Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £80
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£9 - £110
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£9 - £110
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £120
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Knock
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£9 - £120
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £460
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £460
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Derry
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £800
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £400
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£24 - £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 Glasgow Central to Lanark
Ave. Duration
54 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 Haymarket to Carluke
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
Bus operators
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Hamilton, Scotland
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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