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

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Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Bathgate

$6 - $9

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Bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Bathgate, Council Offices 25 / ...

$4 - $9

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Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Bathgate 20.4 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Bathgate 20.4 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  28 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Bathgate 20.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bathgate is to bus which costs £3 - £7 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) and arriving at Bathgate, Council Offices. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Bathgate. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Bathgate is 18 miles. The road distance is 20.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Bathgate without a car is to train which takes 25 min and costs £5 - £7.

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The train from Edinburgh to Bathgate takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Bathgate bus services, operated by First, depart from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) station.

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Edinburgh to Bathgate train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Bathgate is to train which takes 25 min and costs £5 - £7. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £3 - £7 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Bathgate.
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  • Distance: 17.8 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Bathgate every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Edinburgh to Bathgate every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp 123 Virgin Retail) to Bathgate, Union Road (No.3)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
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
$9
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
Assist
$35 - $55
UberX
$35 - $55
uberXL
$55 - $80
Exec
$55 - $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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Edinburgh to Bathgate bus services, operated by First, arrive at Bathgate, Council Offices station.

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Edinburgh to Bathgate train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Bathgate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Bathgate is 20 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Edinburgh to Bathgate.

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