There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Bathgate by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  25 min

$7 - $9

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. 28 / ...

$4 - $11

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. 20.4 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  28 min

  1. 20.4 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  28 min

  1. 20.4 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Bathgate, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Bathgate every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Edinburgh to Bathgate every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Blue Bus also services this route once daily.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Bathgate
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $9
Bus operators
Blue Bus
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Bathgate, Council Offices
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Bathgate
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$35 - $55
uberX
$35 - $55
uberXL
$55 - $80
UberEXEC
$60 - $80
Taxi from Edinburgh to Bathgate
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Bathgate is 28 km. The road distance is 33 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bathgate is to bus which costs £3 - £8 and takes 1 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Bathgate is to train which takes 25 min and costs £5 - £7.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Bathgate. Services depart every 20 minutes. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) and arriving at Bathgate, Council Offices. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

The train from Edinburgh to Bathgate takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.