There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kelso by train, bus, 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, bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. 67

$19 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 57 min

  1. 52

$17

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Tweedbank Ind Est (Industrial Estate)  •  2 h 8 min

  1. 67

$19 - $21

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. 45 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  58 min

  1. 45 miles

$9 - $14

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

Borders Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Kelso every 2 hours. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
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
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Bus operators
Border Buses
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Kelso, Coledale Car Park
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Bus from Tweedbank Ind Est (Industrial Estate) to Kelso, Coledale Car Park
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Kelso, Coledale Car Park
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall (at 46) to Kelso, WHSmith
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Tweedbank Ind Est (Industrial Estate) to Kelso, Coledale Car Park
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Kelso
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
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 Kelso is 62 km. The road distance is 72 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Kelso is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Kelso is to taxi which takes 58 min and costs £100 - £130.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Side, Surgeons' Hall (at 46) and arriving at Kelso, WHSmith. Services depart every two hours, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Edinburgh to Kelso, including transfers.