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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  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

£9 - £24

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Bus  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62 / ...

£8 - £11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Melrose 39.3 miles

£85 - £110

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Melrose 39.3 miles

£6 - £9

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Melrose is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Melrose is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Melrose. However, there are services departing from Old Town, South Bridge and arriving at Melrose, Abbey Car Park via Galashiels, Transport Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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It is 31 miles from Edinburgh to Melrose. It is approximately 39.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Melrose without a car is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs £8 - £24.

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It takes approximately 1h 28m 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 1h 28m and costs £8 - £24. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 2h 33m.

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Edinburgh to Melrose bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Galashiels, Transport Interchange station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Melrose is 39 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Edinburgh to Melrose.

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  • Distance: 30.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 28m

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £22 and the journey takes 58 min. Alternatively, Borders Buses operates a bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Galashiels, Transport Interchange hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 1h 57m.

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
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
Borders Buses
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Melrose
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
£85 - £110
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk

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