There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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 4 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Armadale (W Lothian)

$9 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus First  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Princes Mall West Stop) to Whitburn, Cross (Whitburn Cross) 22

$4 - $5

4 alternative options

Bus Lothian Country Buses  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Park Station to Whitburn, Cross (Whitburn Cross) 275

$12 - $14

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Whitburn 22.9 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Whitburn 22.9 miles

$4 - $8

Uber  •  28 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Whitburn 22.9 miles

$40 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn is to bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 28 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Whitburn is 20 miles. The road distance is 22.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Princes Mall West Stop) and arriving at Whitburn, Cross (Whitburn Cross). Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Edinburgh to Whitburn bus services, operated by First, arrive at Whitburn, Polkemmet Road (West End) station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn.
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  • Distance: 19.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Whitburn hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 30 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Edinburgh to Whitburn hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Armadale (W Lothian)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Bus operators
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh Park Station to Whitburn, Cross (Whitburn Cross)
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Whitburn
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$40 - $55
UberX
$40 - $55
uberXL
$60 - $85
Exec
$60 - $85
Taxi from Edinburgh to Whitburn
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
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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