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There are 5 ways to get from Bathgate to West Lothian by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 min

  1. Take the train from Bathgate to Uphall

£1 - £4

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bathgate to Livingston 6.8 miles

£1

3 alternative options

Bus  •  15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bathgate, St David's House to Dechmont, Badger Wood X18 / ...

£1 - £3

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bathgate to West Lothian 6.6 miles

£14 - £17

Drive  •  9 min

  1. Drive from Bathgate to West Lothian 6.6 miles

£1 - £2

Bathgate to West Lothian by train

The train journey time between Bathgate and West Lothian is around 7 min and covers a distance of around 6 miles. The fastest train normally takes 7 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Bathgate to West Lothian train service departs from Bathgate and arrives in Uphall. Typically 303 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7 min
Fastest train time:
7 min
Trains per week:
303
Cheapest price:
£1
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:44
Last train departs at:
23:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bathgate to West Lothian train schedules

Bathgate → West Lothian
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in West Lothian is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in West Lothian is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in West Lothian is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bathgate to West Lothian is to rideshare which costs £1 and takes 27 min.

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The fastest way to get from Bathgate to West Lothian is to train which takes 7 min and costs £1 - £4.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bathgate, St David's House and arriving at Dechmont, Badger Wood. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bathgate and arriving at Uphall. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 min.

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The distance between Bathgate and West Lothian is 6 miles. The road distance is 6.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Bathgate to West Lothian without a car is to train which takes 7 min and costs £1 - £4.

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The train from Bathgate to Uphall takes 7 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Bathgate to West Lothian bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, depart from Bathgate, St David's House station.

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Bathgate to West Lothian train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Bathgate station.

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The best way to get from Bathgate to West Lothian is to train which takes 7 min and costs £1 - £4. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £3 and takes 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Bathgate to West Lothian.
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  • Distance: 5.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 min

What companies run services between Bathgate, Scotland and West Lothian, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Bathgate to Uphall every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £1 - £4 and the journey takes 7 min. Alternatively, Lothian Country Buses operates a bus from Bathgate, St David's House to Dechmont, Badger Wood hourly. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Bathgate to Uphall
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £4
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£2 - £4
Bus operators
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Bathgate, St David's House to Dechmont, Badger Wood
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
SD Travel
Phone
0114 22 11 282
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Bathgate, Royal Bar to Uphall, Howieson Green
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
traveline.info
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bathgate to Livingston
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£1
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bathgate to West Lothian
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Freddies Private Hire
Phone
+44 1501 732 323
Fixed Rate Taxis
Phone
+44 1506 444 555

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Bathgate to West Lothian bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, arrive at Dechmont, Badger Wood station.

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Bathgate to West Lothian train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Uphall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bathgate to West Lothian is 7 miles. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from Bathgate to West Lothian.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bathgate and West Lothian. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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