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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow Edinburgh - Glasgow Queen Street / ...

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Rideshare  •  43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to West Lothian 20.1 miles

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Shandwick Place to Cross X38

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Linlithgow 18.3 miles

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Linlithgow 18.3 miles

Edinburgh to Linlithgow by train

492 Weekly Trains
16 min Average Duration
£4 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 43 min.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow is to train which takes 16 min and costs £4 - £7.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Shandwick Place and arriving at Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Linlithgow. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Linlithgow is 16 miles. The road distance is 18.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs £4 - £7.

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The train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Linlithgow bus services, operated by Midland Bluebird, depart from Shandwick Place station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow is to train which takes 16 min and costs £4 - £7. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow.
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  • Distance: 15.8 miles
  • Duration: 16 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4 - £7 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, Midland Bluebird operates a bus from Shandwick Place to Cross hourly, and the journey takes 1h 3m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/
Standard
£4 - £7
Bus operators
Midland Bluebird
Phone
03330 16 61 62
Email
enquiries@mcgillsscotlandeast.co.uk
Website
mcgillsscotlandeast.co.uk
Bus from Shandwick Place to Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
https://www.mcgillsscotlandeast.co.uk/
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to West Lothian
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£3
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Edinburgh to Linlithgow
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
£50 - £65
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 Linlithgow bus services, operated by Midland Bluebird, arrive at Cross station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Linlithgow is 18 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Edinburgh to Linlithgow.

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

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