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

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Recommended option

Train  •  58 min

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

$10 - $12

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Bus  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal X27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Whitburn, Cross 275 / ...

$5 - $8

4 alternative options

Line 23 bus, bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 23 bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal 23 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Whitburn, Cross 275 / ...

$6 - $8

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Whitburn 22.9 miles

$70 - $90

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 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 28 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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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Whitburn. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Whitburn, Cross via Livingston, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 19 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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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs £7 - £10.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Whitburn bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn is to train which takes 58 min and costs £7 - £10. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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Edinburgh to Whitburn bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, arrive at Whitburn, Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Whitburn is 23 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Edinburgh to Whitburn.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Whitburn.
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  • Distance: 19.9 miles
  • Duration: 58 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, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Whitburn via Livingston, Bus Terminal in around 1 h 19 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
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Bus operators
Lothian Country Buses
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Whitburn, Cross
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Whitburn, Cross
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Blue Bus
Phone
01501 820598
Email
info@bluebusscotland.co.uk
Website
bluebusscotland.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bluebusscotland.co.uk
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Whitburn, Cross
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bluebusscotland.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Whitburn
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$40 - $60
UberX
$40 - $60
uberXL
$60 - $85
Exec
$60 - $90
Taxi from Edinburgh to Whitburn
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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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