There are 5 ways to get from Livingston to Edinburgh 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  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Livingston North to Edinburgh

$6 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  52 min

  1. Take the bus from Uphall Station, Primary School (Pumpherston Rd) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (at 110) 21C / ...

$3 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Livingston to Edinburgh 17.2 miles

$55 - $75

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Livingston to Edinburgh 17.2 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Livingston to Edinburgh 17.2 miles

$30 - $50

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

ScotRail operates a train from Livingston to Edinburgh every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Livingston to Edinburgh every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 52 min. SD Travel also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Livingston North to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $8
Bus operators
SD Travel
Phone
01501 743333
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Knightsridge, Fastlink (Knightsridge) to Craigleith, West Woods (opp Porterfield Road)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Livingston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$30 - $50
uberX
$30 - $50
uberXL
$50 - $70
UberEXEC
$50 - $75
Taxi from Livingston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$55 - $75
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Livingston to Edinburgh?

The distance between Livingston and Edinburgh is 21 km. The road distance is 28 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Livingston to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to get from Livingston to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £2 - £5 and takes 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Livingston to Edinburgh?

The quickest way to get from Livingston to Edinburgh is to train which takes 21 min and costs £4 - £6.

Is there a direct train between Livingston and Edinburgh?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Livingston North and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

Is there a direct bus between Livingston and Edinburgh?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Uphall Station, Primary School (Pumpherston Rd) and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (at 110). Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

How long does it take to get from Livingston to Edinburgh?

The train from Livingston North to Edinburgh takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.