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Bus  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Innerleithen, Post Office X62

£5 - £7

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Galashiels
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Innerleithen, Post Office X62 / ...

£9 - £27

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Innerleithen 29.5 miles

£65 - £80

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Innerleithen 29.5 miles

£4 - £7

Edinburgh to Innerleithen by bus

The bus journey time between Edinburgh and Innerleithen is around 1h 30m and covers a distance of around 31 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 23m. Operated by Borders Buses, the Edinburgh to Innerleithen bus service departs from Old Town, South Bridge and arrives in Innerleithen, Post Office. Typically 120 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 30m
Fastest bus time:
1h 23m
Bus distance:
31 miles
Buses per week:
120
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:29
Last bus departs at:
19:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Innerleithen bus schedules

Edinburgh → Innerleithen
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Innerleithen is 111.

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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Innerleithen is to drive, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Innerleithen is to taxi which costs £65 - £80 and takes 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Old Town, South Bridge and arriving at Innerleithen, Post Office. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 31m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Innerleithen is 24 miles. The road distance is 29.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Innerleithen without a car is to bus which takes 1h 31m and costs £5 - £7.

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The bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Innerleithen, Post Office takes 1h 31m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Innerleithen bus services, operated by Borders Buses, depart from Old Town, South Bridge station.

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Edinburgh to Innerleithen bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Innerleithen, Post Office station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Innerleithen is 29 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Edinburgh to Innerleithen.

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  • Distance: 23.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 31m

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

Borders Buses operates a bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Innerleithen, Post Office hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 31m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Galashiels
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Innerleithen, Post Office
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Borders Buses
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Innerleithen, Post Office
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Borders Buses
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Innerleithen, Post Office
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Innerleithen
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
£65 - £80
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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