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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Melrose by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

$13 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Melrose, Abbey Car Park X62

$10 - $12

2 alternative options

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

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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 costs £95 - £120 and takes 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Old Town, South Bridge and arriving at Melrose, Abbey Car Park. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Melrose is 31 miles. The road distance is 39.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Melrose without a car is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £10 - £13.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Edinburgh to Melrose, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Melrose bus services, operated by Borders Buses, depart from Old Town, South Bridge station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Melrose is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £10 - £13. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £10 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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Edinburgh to Melrose bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Melrose, Abbey Car Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Melrose is 40 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Edinburgh to Melrose.

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  • Distance: 30.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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 $10 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 19 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, South Bridge to Melrose, Abbey Car Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
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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