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

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Gorebridge

£3 - £8

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Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Hunterfield, Greenhall Crescent N3 / ...

£1 - £5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Midlothian 11.2 miles

£27 - £33

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Midlothian 11.2 miles

£1 - £3

Edinburgh to Midlothian by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Midlothian is around 27 min and covers a distance of around 11 miles. The fastest train normally takes 25 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Edinburgh to Midlothian train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Gorebridge. Typically 168 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
27 min
Fastest train time:
25 min
Train distance:
11 miles
Trains per week:
168
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:20
Last train departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Midlothian train schedules

Edinburgh → Midlothian
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Midlothian is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Midlothian is to taxi which costs £27 - £33 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Old Town, South Bridge and arriving at Hunterfield, Greenhall Crescent. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Gorebridge. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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It is 9 miles from Edinburgh to Midlothian. It is approximately 11.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Midlothian without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs £3 - £8.

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The train from Edinburgh to Gorebridge takes 26 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Edinburgh to Midlothian train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Midlothian is to train which takes 26 min and costs £3 - £8. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £5 and takes 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Midlothian.
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  • Distance: 9.4 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Gorebridge hourly. Tickets cost £3 - £8 and the journey takes 26 min. Alternatively, Lothian Buses operates a bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Hunterfield, Greenhall Crescent every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £1 - £5 and the journey takes 44 min. Borders Buses also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Gorebridge
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £8
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £8
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Hunterfield, Greenhall Crescent
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Borders Buses
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Midlothian
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
£27 - £33
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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Edinburgh to Midlothian bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Hunterfield, Greenhall Crescent station.

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Edinburgh to Midlothian train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Gorebridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Midlothian is 11 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Edinburgh to Midlothian.

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