Getting to New Lanark
New Lanark is nestled in the pictureque Clyde Valley in Central Scotland, less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, with easy transport links by car/coach, train and bus.
By Car or Coach
New Lanark is around an hour's drive from Glasgow (25 miles/40 kms) or Edinburgh (35 miles/56 Kms) and is well sign-posted from all major routes.
Postcode for SatNav. ML11 9BY
Please Note: Some online route planners and Sat Nav devices give directions to enter New Lanark via The Beeches. However this country track is NOT recommended for vehicles. Please follow brown road signs which will direct you to New Lanark via Hyndford Road.
2 trains run every hour (1 every hour on Sundays) from Glasgow Central or Motherwell to Lanark railway station (1.5 miles/2.5 km from New Lanark). Local buses and taxis are then available at the bus stance, adjacent to Lanark Railway station and Lanark Visit Scotland Information Centre. For local bus times contact Stuart's Coaches, on 01555 773533
There is a bus service between Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow and Lanark. Details of this service are available by calling Stuart's Coaches on freecall 01555 773533. Please note this service does not run on a Sunday.
To find details of the Bus Timetable from Glasgow to Lanark please visit the Traveline Scotland website and search for Service Number: 240X
To find details of the Lanark Local bus timetable please visit the Traveline Scotland website and seach for Service Number: 135
Further details of public transport routes to New Lanark and the surrounding area are available on the Traveline Scotland Website.
New Lanark Visitor Centre welcomes everyone. However, the location of the historic Village in a steep-sided valley beside the Falls of Clyde, though picturesque, is not ideal terrain for wheelchair-users and visitors with limited or restricted mobility. This guide should help you to plan your visit - please get in touch if we can help with arrangements to allow you to enjoy a safe and comfortable visit.
Public transport details provided above are correct at the time of publication but are always subject to change. Please check with the travel provider before you begin your journey.