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

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Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow

$6 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 38 bus  •  48 min

  1. Take the line 38 bus from Haymarket Station to Linlithgow, Cross 38

$3 - $5

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to West Lothian 17.9 miles

$4

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Linlithgow 18 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Linlithgow 18 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  27 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Linlithgow 18 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow is to line 38 bus which costs £2 - £4 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow is to train which costs £5 - £7 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Haymarket Station station and arriving at Linlithgow, Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Linlithgow. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Linlithgow is 16 miles. The road distance is 18 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs £5 - £7.

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The train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Linlithgow bus services, operated by First, arrive at Haymarket Station.

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Edinburgh to Linlithgow train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow is to train which takes 19 min and costs £5 - £7. Alternatively, you can line 38 bus, which costs £2 - £4 and takes 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Linlithgow.
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  • Distance: 15.9 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 19 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Edinburgh to Linlithgow hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 48 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Linlithgow
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
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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 West Lothian
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Linlithgow
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
uberXL
$50 - $70
Exec
$50 - $70
Taxi from Edinburgh to Linlithgow
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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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Edinburgh to Linlithgow bus services, operated by First, arrive at Linlithgow, Cross station.

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Edinburgh to Linlithgow train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Linlithgow station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Linlithgow is 18 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Edinburgh to Linlithgow.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Linlithgow. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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

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