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

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Train  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Livingston North

$6 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Uphall Station, Primary School (Pumpherston Rd) 21C / ...

$3 - $6

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 bus which costs £2 - £5 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Livingston is to train which costs £4 - £6 and takes 22 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 train from Edinburgh to Livingston North takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) and arriving at Uphall Station, Primary School (Pumpherston Rd) station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Livingston North. Services depart every 20 minutes. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Livingston every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 22 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Edinburgh to Livingston hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 49 min. SD Travel also services this route 3 times a day.

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
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Bus operators
SD Travel
Phone
01501 743333
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Craigleith, Western General Hospital to Knightsridge, Fastlink (Knightsridge)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
bustimes.org.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
uberASSIST
$30 - $45
uberX
$30 - $45
uberXL
$45 - $65
UberEXEC
$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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