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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Holytown by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Holytown

4 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Holytown

Line 900 bus, line 236 bus

  1. Take the line 900 bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Harthill Services
  2. Take the line 236 bus from Harthill Services to Holytown Medical Centre

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Holytown

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Holytown

Edinburgh to Holytown by bus

The bus journey time between Edinburgh and Holytown is around 57 min and covers a distance of around 34 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 50 min. Operated by Scottish Citylink, the Edinburgh to Holytown bus service departs from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arrives in Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park. Typically 257 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
57 min
Fastest bus time:
50 min
Bus distance:
34 miles
Buses per week:
257
Cheapest price:
£8
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:35
Last bus departs at:
23:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Holytown bus schedules

Edinburgh → Holytown
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Holytown is to rideshare which costs £4 - £5 and takes 59 min.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Holytown is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £75 - £95 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Holytown. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 6m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Holytown is 32 miles. The road distance is 34.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Holytown without a car is to bus which takes 58 min and costs £8 - £12.

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The bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park takes 58 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Holytown bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Holytown train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Holytown is to bus which takes 58 min and costs £8 - £12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £7 - £22 and takes 1h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Holytown.
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  • Distance: 31.7 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park hourly. Tickets cost £8 - £12 and the journey takes 58 min. Alternatively, First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Holytown hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £22 and the journey takes 1h 6m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Holytown
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Harthill Services
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Harthill Services to Holytown Medical Centre
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
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 Edinburgh to Holytown
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £5
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Taxi from Edinburgh to Holytown
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Holytown bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park station.

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Edinburgh to Holytown train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Holytown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Holytown is 35 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Edinburgh to Holytown.

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

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