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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Livingston by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Livingston North

$5 - $8

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Bus  •  47 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, The Exchange to Livingston, Bus Terminal X27 / ...

$3 - $9

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Livingston 16.3 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Livingston 16.3 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Livingston 16.3 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Livingston is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Livingston is to train which costs £4 - £6 and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, The Exchange and arriving at Livingston, Bus Terminal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Livingston North. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Livingston is 13 miles. The road distance is 16.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Livingston without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs £4 - £6.

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The train from Edinburgh to Livingston North takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Livingston bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, depart from West End, The Exchange station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Livingston is to train which takes 21 min and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 - £7 and takes 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Livingston.
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  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Livingston every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, Lothian Country Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Livingston hourly, and the journey takes 47 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Livingston North
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Lothian Country Buses
Bus from West End, The Exchange to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
SD Travel
Phone
0114 22 11 282
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Craigleith, Western General Hospital to Knightsridge, Fastlink
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
traveline.info
Scottish Citylink
Blue Bus
Phone
01501 820598
Email
info@bluebusscotland.co.uk
Website
bluebusscotland.co.uk
Bus from West End, Shandwick Place to Ladywell, Cedarbank School
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
bluebusscotland.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Livingston
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
uberXL
$45 - $65
Exec
$45 - $65
Taxi from Edinburgh to Livingston
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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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Edinburgh to Livingston bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, arrive at Livingston, Bus Terminal station.

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Edinburgh to Livingston train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Livingston North station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Livingston is 16 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Edinburgh to Livingston.

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