Lanark travel guide

Lanark Tourism | Lanark Guide

You're Going to Love Lanark

With a population of 8,151, Lanark is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Lanark to see all of its attractions.

Activities & attractions in Lanark

When to visit Lanark

Lanark in November
Estimated hotel price
£35
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lanark in November
Estimated hotel price
£35
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Lanark

Plane

Although Lanark doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (EDI), which is located 25 miles from Lanark. The shortest domestic flight to Lanark departs from Belfast and takes around 50m.

Train

Lumo is the most popular train carrier serving Lanark, followed by Transpennine Express. The train journey from Lanark to Leeds takes 3h 22m and costs around £46 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about £30 for a 3h 29m trip. Located 5 miles from the city centre, Lanark Carstairs is the busiest station in Lanark. Another popular train station is Lanark, located 1.9 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Lanark is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 164 miles from Lanark. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lanark, including FlixBus, Megabus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Lanark takes 59 miles and will cost you around £12. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about £12 for a journey of 155 miles.

Plane

Although Lanark doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (EDI), which is located 25 miles from Lanark. The shortest domestic flight to Lanark departs from Belfast and takes around 50m.

Train

Lumo is the most popular train carrier serving Lanark, followed by Transpennine Express. The train journey from Lanark to Leeds takes 3h 22m and costs around £46 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about £30 for a 3h 29m trip. Located 5 miles from the city centre, Lanark Carstairs is the busiest station in Lanark. Another popular train station is Lanark, located 1.9 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Lanark is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 164 miles from Lanark. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lanark, including FlixBus, Megabus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Lanark takes 59 miles and will cost you around £12. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about £12 for a journey of 155 miles.

Airlines serving Lanark

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,178 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,213 reviews)
LOT
Good (665 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (927 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Lanark

Most booked hotels in Lanark

Station House
3 stars
Excellent (9.6, Excellent reviews)
£98+
New Lanark Mill Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£103+
New Lanark Self Catering Waterhouses
0 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£102+
Scottish Equi B&b
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£108+
Days Inn by Wyndham Abington M74
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
£48+
The Popinjay Hotel
3 stars
Good (7, Good reviews)
£64+

Hiring a car in Lanark

Hiring a car in Lanark costs £18 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 95% cheaper than airport locations in Lanark.

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Lanark (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.08 and £22.77. The most frequently booked car type in Lanark is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 48% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Lanark costs £18 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 95% cheaper than airport locations in Lanark.

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Lanark (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.08 and £22.77. The most frequently booked car type in Lanark is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 48% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.