There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison 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 6 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Shotts

$9 - $13

4 alternative options

Line 900 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 900 bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Harthill Services (Hathill Services) 900

$12 - $15

Bus, line 701 bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Castle Street) to Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) 21C / ...
  2. Take the line 701 bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) to Dykehead, Fortissat Avenue 701

$11 - $14

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison 30.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison 30.9 miles

$6 - $10

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Shotts Prison, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 44 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Shotts
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Harthill Services (Hathill Services)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Blue Bus
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp 123 Virgin Retail) to Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) to Dykehead, Fortissat Avenue
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison?

The distance between Edinburgh and Shotts Prison is 42 km. The road distance is 49 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison is to taxi which takes 36 min and costs £70 - £90.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Shotts Prison?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Shotts. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Shotts Prison?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) and arriving at Dykehead, Fortissat Avenue via Harthill Services. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison?

The train from Edinburgh to Shotts takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.