There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kelso by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Galashiels
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Kelso, Coledale Car Park 67

$19 - $21

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Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Kelso, WHSmith 52

$17

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Kelso 45 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Kelso 45 miles

$9 - $14

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) and arriving at Kelso, WHSmith. Services depart every three hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kelso is 39 miles. The road distance is 45 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kelso without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £14 - £17.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Edinburgh to Kelso, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Kelso bus services, operated by Borders Buses, depart from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) station.

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Edinburgh to Kelso bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Kelso, WHSmith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Kelso is 45 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Edinburgh to Kelso.

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There are 202+ hotels available in Kelso. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kelso.
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  • Distance: 38.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

Borders Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Kelso every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 2 h.

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
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Perrymans Buses
Phone
01289 308719
Email
enquiries@perrymansbuses.com
Website
perrymansbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Kelso, Coledale Car Park
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
perrymansbuses.co.uk
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 Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Kelso, WHSmith
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17
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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