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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Motherwell
  2. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Leadhills

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Biggar, John Street
  2. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road

Bus via Livingston, Bus Terminal

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Lanark, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road

Bus via Livingston, Bus Terminal #2

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Livingston, Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Lanark, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Leadhills

Edinburgh to Leadhills by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Leadhills is around 5h 59m and covers a distance of around 84 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 50m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 44m. Operated by CrossCountry, First ScotRail Service, LNER and others, the Edinburgh to Leadhills service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Leadhills, Ramsay Road. Typically 16 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 8m
Layover time:
3h 50m
Total time:
5h 59m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 44m
Journey distance:
84 miles
Services per week:
16
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:27
Last service departs at:
21:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Leadhills train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Leadhills is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Leadhills is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Leadhills is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Leadhills is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Leadhills is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Leadhills. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Leadhills, Ramsay Road via Biggar, John Street and Lanark, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Leadhills is 43 miles. The road distance is 47.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Leadhills without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 38m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Edinburgh to Leadhills, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Leadhills bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Leadhills bus services, operated by Stuarts Coaches UK, arrive at Leadhills, Ramsay Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Leadhills is 47 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Edinburgh to Leadhills.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Leadhills. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 43.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 38m

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Leadhills via Biggar, John Street and Lanark, Bus Station in around 4h 34m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £23
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
Bus operators
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Lanark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Biggar, John Street
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Leadhills
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Estimated price
£100 - £130
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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