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There are 8 ways to get from Manchester to Lanarkshire by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carstairs

£55 - £90

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Hamilton, Scotland National Express

£9 - £12

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Train via Preston  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Motherwell

£66 - £262

Train, night train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Deansgate to Preston
  2. Take the night train from Preston to Carstairs

£52 - £65

Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Lanarkshire 189.7 miles

£28 - £45

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, train  •  7h 56m

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

£24 - £244

Train to Liverpool, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Glasgow (GLA) LPL - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark

£32 - £192

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, train  •  8h 16m

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

£29 - £162

Manchester to Lanarkshire by train and bus

The journey time between Manchester and Lanarkshire is around 14h 7m and covers a distance of around 209 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 45m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, Stuarts Coaches UK and Whitelaws Coaches, the Manchester to Lanarkshire service departs from Manchester Piccadilly and arrives in Uddington, Millbank Wood. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 7m
Fastest journey time:
5h 45m
Journey distance:
209 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:57
Last service departs at:
05:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manchester to Lanarkshire train and bus schedules

Manchester → Lanarkshire
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The most affordable way to get from Manchester to Lanarkshire is to bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester station to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Manchester and Lanarkshire is 159 miles. The road distance is 189.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Lanarkshire without a car is to train which takes 5h 7m and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Manchester to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Manchester to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Lanarkshire is to train which takes 5h 7m and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 6h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 159.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 7m

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

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carstairs 6 times a week. Tickets cost £55 - £90 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Hamilton, Scotland once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £240
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 Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
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
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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 Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £80
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£19 - £120
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £120
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Riga
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£19 - £120
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £400
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
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 Glasgow via Derry
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £2,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £750
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Cork
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £480
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Verona
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£90 - £230
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £420
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carstairs
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £70
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £22
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £22
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
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Deansgate to Preston
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
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
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Bus operators
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 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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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Lanarkshire is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Manchester to Lanarkshire.

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Blue Islands Limited, Loganair, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Lanarkshire. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs £5 - £17.

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