There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow

£4 - £12

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Bus  •  58 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Linlithgow, Health Centre 38 / ...

£2

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  43 min

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

£3

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Linlithgow 18.4 miles

£40 - £55

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Linlithgow 18.4 miles

£2 - £5

Uber  •  27 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Linlithgow 18.4 miles

£25 - £35

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow is to bus which costs £2 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow is to train which costs £4 - £12 and takes 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Linlithgow, Health Centre. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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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 18 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Linlithgow is 16 miles. The road distance is 18.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs £4 - £12.

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The train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Linlithgow bus services, operated by First Scotland East, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow is to train which takes 18 min and costs £4 - £12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow.
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  • Distance: 15.9 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4 - £12 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, First Scotland East operates a bus from Edinburgh to Linlithgow every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 58 min. Lothian Country Buses also services this route every 30 minutes.

Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
First Scotland East
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Linlithgow, Health Centre
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Linlithgow, Health Centre
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to West Lothian
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Edinburgh to Linlithgow
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
£25 - £35
UberX
£25 - £35
uberXL
£35 - £55
Exec
£40 - £55
Taxi from Edinburgh to Linlithgow
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
£40 - £55
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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Edinburgh to Linlithgow bus services, operated by First Scotland East, arrive at Linlithgow, Health Centre station.

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Edinburgh to Linlithgow train services, operated by ScotRail, 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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There are 332+ hotels available in Linlithgow. Prices start at £75 per night.

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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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