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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

$14 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus via Galashiels, Transport Interchange  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95

$16

Bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall (at 54) to Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street) X62

$16

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Melrose 39.8 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Melrose 39.8 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Melrose is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Melrose is to taxi which takes 53 min and costs £95 - £120.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Melrose is 49 km. The road distance is 64 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Edinburgh to Melrose, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Side, Surgeons' Hall (at 54) and arriving at Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street). Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Melrose, The Scottish Borders, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Melrose hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, Borders Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Melrose hourly. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall (at 54) to Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Melrose
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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