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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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  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from West End, Shandwick Place to Linlithgow, Health Centre

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to West Lothian

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Linlithgow

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Linlithgow

Edinburgh to Linlithgow by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Linlithgow is around 18 min and covers a distance of around 18 miles. The fastest train normally takes 16 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 486 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
18 min
Fastest train time:
16 min
Train distance:
18 miles
Trains per week:
486
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:33
Last train departs at:
23:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Linlithgow train schedules

Edinburgh → Linlithgow
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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 - £12.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Shandwick Place and arriving at Linlithgow, Health Centre. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 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 16 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 16 min and costs £4 - £12.

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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 First, depart from West End, 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 - £12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 - £4 and takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow.
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  • Distance: 15.9 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 - £12 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from West End, Shandwick Place to Linlithgow, Health Centre hourly. Tickets cost £2 - £4 and the journey takes 55 min.

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 - £12
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£8 - £12
Bus operators
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
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blablacar.co.uk
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, arrive at Linlithgow, Health Centre 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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There are 258+ 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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