Trains to Motherwell

Just southeast of Glasgow, Motherwell is a place where people go for fun, leisure and even a thrill or two. Go there by train – here’s all you need to know.

Motherwell Hamilton Mausoleum

Motherwell is one of a cluster of towns to the south-east of Glasgow that includes its neighbour Hamilton across the Clyde, plus Wishaw, Larkhall, Carfin, Holytown, Bellshill and Bothwell. It was a small village until the arrival of the railway in the 1800s, and the population was boosted when iron and steelworks opened soon after. Like most industrial towns of the time, it wasn’t long before a football club was founded, and as we write in the 21st century, both the steelworks and the football club are thriving.

Motherwell serves as a commuter town for Glasgow, but there’s enough industry, business, shopping and entertainment in the area to make it a place people live and work. You can always have a round of golf or a lazy afternoon sailing on Strathclyde Loch, or head over to the local theme park for some white-knuckle fun. And thanks to Avanti West Coast, it’s very easy to get to the heart of town by train from all over Great Britain. Find out more about travel and tickets to Motherwell in this guide.

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Popular Avanti West Coast trains to Motherwell

Here’s how long it’ll take you to reach Motherwell from some key towns and cities.

Fastest Journey Times

Travelling from...

Fastest time

Glasgow to Motherwell

16 minutes

Edinburgh to Motherwell

44 minutes

Carlisle to Motherwell

1 hour 6 minutes

Manchester to Motherwell

2 hours 54 minutes

Birmingham to Motherwell

4 hours 14 minutes

London to Motherwell

4 hours 20 minutes

Chester to Motherwell

3 hours 34 minutes

Penrith to Motherwell

1 hour 13 minutes

Things to do in Motherwell

Right on the outskirts of town, Motherwell has its very own theme park, M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park. Expect all the thrill rides like roller coasters, water rides and the pirate ship, but there’s also a great selection of rides for younger kids and families to enjoy. Some parts of the park have a fairground feel to them too, with rides like dodgems. Alternatively, you could spend some time in the Amazon-themed zoo or get some holes-in-one playing mini golf.

Speaking of golf, you know you’re in Scotland when you’re always a stone’s throw from the nearest course, but Motherwell outdoes most places on this front with a course in practically every direction. There are at least eight golf courses on the outskirts of Motherwell, including Dalziel Park and Hamilton, as well as a driving range at Strathclyde Park Golf Centre where you can practice that all-important swing.

Motherwell Strathclyde Country Park

You can always spend a few hours walking amongst nature at Strathclyde Country Park. You’ll quickly find it’s an integral part of the area, with watersports available, clubs, adventure playgrounds and much more for the whole family. Strathclyde Loch hosted events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, so the facilities are as brilliant as you’d expect – you may even catch a concert or other performance there.

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Motherwell Station Information

Find out all you need to know about parking, toilets, accessibility and more at Motherwell Station’s dedicated information page:

Motherwell Station Information

Enjoy your trip!