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

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Train  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Livingston North to Edinburgh

$5 - $8

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Bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) to West End, West Approach Road (opp The Exchange) X27 / ...

$3 - $9

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Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Livingston to Edinburgh 17.2 miles

$55 - $70

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 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) and arriving at West End, West Approach Road (opp The Exchange). Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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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.

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The distance between Livingston and Edinburgh is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Livingston to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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

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Livingston to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, depart from Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) station.

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

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The best way to get from Livingston to Edinburgh is to train which takes 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 49 min.

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Livingston to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, arrive at West End, West Approach Road (opp The Exchange) station.

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

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Map of how to get from Livingston to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Livingston to Edinburgh every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, Lothian Country Buses operates a bus from Livingston to Edinburgh every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 49 min. Three other operators also service this route.

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
$5 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal (Livingston Designer Outlet) to West End, West Approach Road (opp The Exchange)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
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
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Knightsridge, Deer Park (Beefeater) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Livingston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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uber.com
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
uberXL
$45 - $65
Exec
$50 - $70
Taxi from Livingston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
23 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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Yes, the driving distance between Livingston to Edinburgh is 17 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Livingston to Edinburgh.

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