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  •  46 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Knightsridge, Fastlink (Knightsridge) 25 / ...

$3 - $8

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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) and arriving at Knightsridge, Fastlink (Knightsridge). Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 46 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 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 .

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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 First, depart from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) 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 . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 46 min.

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Edinburgh to Livingston bus services, operated by First, arrive at Knightsridge, Fastlink (Knightsridge) station.

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

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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, First operates a bus from Edinburgh to Livingston every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 46 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
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (Regent Bridge) to Ladywell, Willowbank (Inveralmond High School)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
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
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Knightsridge, Deer Park (Beefeater)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Blue Bus
Bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Ladywell, Cedarbank School (Burnbank)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Livingston
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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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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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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