There are 5 ways to get from Galashiels to Livingston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Galashiels to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Livingston North

$15 - $18

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Bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Galashiels, Bridge Street to Old Town, North Bridge (The Balmoral Hotel) X95
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Princes Mall West Stop) to Ladywell, Fastlink (Ladywell Fastlink) 24 / ...

$14 - $18

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Galashiels to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (Regent Bridge) to Ladywell, Willowbank (Inveralmond High School) X27 / ...

$20 - $22

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Galashiels to Livingston 47.2 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Galashiels to Livingston 47.2 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Galashiels to Livingston. However, there are services departing from Galashiels, Bridge Street and arriving at Ladywell, Fastlink (Ladywell Fastlink) via Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Princes Mall West Stop). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Galashiels to Livingston. However, there are services departing from Galashiels and arriving at Livingston North via Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between Galashiels and Livingston is 34 miles. The road distance is 47.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Galashiels to Livingston without a car is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Galashiels to Livingston, including transfers.

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Galashiels to Livingston bus services, operated by Borders Buses, depart from Galashiels, Bridge Street station.

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Galashiels to Livingston train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Galashiels station.

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The best way to get from Galashiels to Livingston is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 28 min.

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Galashiels to Livingston bus services, operated by First, arrive at Ladywell, Fastlink (Ladywell Fastlink) station.

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Galashiels to Livingston train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Livingston North station.

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Map of how to get from Galashiels to Livingston.
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  • Distance: 34.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

What companies run services between Galashiels, Scotland and Livingston, Scotland?

You can take a train from Galashiels to Livingston via Edinburgh in around 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Galashiels to Livingston via Old Town, North Bridge (The Balmoral Hotel) and Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Princes Mall West Stop) in around 2 h 28 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Galashiels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Edinburgh to Livingston North
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $3
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $5
Bus operators
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (Regent Bridge) to Ladywell, Willowbank (Inveralmond High School)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (Regent Bridge) to Ladywell, Park and Ride (Fastlink)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Bridge Street to Old Town, North Bridge (The Balmoral Hotel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Blue Bus
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Princes Mall West Stop) to Eliburn, Peel Roundabout (Alderstone Rd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7
Other operators
Taxi from Galashiels to Livingston
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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Yes, the driving distance between Galashiels to Livingston is 47 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Galashiels to Livingston.

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