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There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, line 253 bus  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Motherwell
  2. Take the line 253 bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

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Bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Hamilton, Scotland National Express

£9 - £12

4 alternative options

Train, line 253 bus via Preston  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Motherwell
  3. Take the line 253 bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue 253

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire 194 miles

£30 - £45

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  6h 46m

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

£20 - £231

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 53m

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

£24 - £145

Manchester Airport (MAN) → Lanarkshire
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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 2m.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Lanarkshire is 166 miles. The road distance is 194 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire without a car is to train and line 253 bus which takes 5h 23m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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There is no direct flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hamilton, Scotland station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 166 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Lanarkshire, Scotland?

National Express operates a bus from Manchester Airport to Hamilton, Scotland once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £270
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £470
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £470
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£10 - £110
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£10 - £110
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£20 - £120
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£20 - £120
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Riga
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£20 - £120
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £260
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Verona
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£95 - £240
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £750
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £2,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Cork
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £490
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £430
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£45 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
Train from Preston to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£50 - £85
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£21 - £30
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £85
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
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 Manchester Airport to Hamilton, Scotland
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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Blue Islands Limited, Loganair, Jet2.com and four other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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