There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Shotts

$9 - $12

4 alternative options

Line 900 bus  •  2 h 8 min

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

$12 - $14

Bus, line 701 bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp 123 Virgin Retail) 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

$95 - $120

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison 30.9 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 36 min.

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

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The distance between Edinburgh and Shotts Prison is 26 miles. The road distance is 30.9 miles.

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The train from Edinburgh to Shotts takes 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Shotts. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 38 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Shotts Prison every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Harthill Services (Hathill Services)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Blue Bus
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp 123 Virgin Retail) to Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
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
$95 - $120
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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