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

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Train  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Galashiels

$13 - $17

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Selkirk 39.8 miles

$4

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Selkirk, Back Row X95

$8 - $11

Taxi  •  54m

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Selkirk 39.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  54m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Selkirk 39.4 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Selkirk is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 1h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Selkirk is to taxi which costs £90 - £120 and takes 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Old Town, South Bridge and arriving at Selkirk, Back Row. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 38m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Selkirk is 31 miles. The road distance is 39.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Selkirk without a car is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs £9 - £14.

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It takes approximately 1h 24m to get from Edinburgh to Selkirk, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Selkirk 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 Selkirk is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs £9 - £14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 1h 38m.

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Edinburgh to Selkirk bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Selkirk, Back Row station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Selkirk is 39 miles. It takes approximately 54m to drive from Edinburgh to Selkirk.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Selkirk.
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  • Distance: 31.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 24m

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Selkirk hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 52m. Alternatively, Borders Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Selkirk hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 1h 38m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Galashiels
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, South Bridge to Selkirk, Back Row
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Selkirk
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Edinburgh to Selkirk
Ave. Duration
54m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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

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There are 184+ hotels available in Selkirk. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and Selkirk. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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