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

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Recommended option

Train  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Livingston North to Edinburgh

$5 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  52 min

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

$3 - $6

3 alternative options

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

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The quickest way to get from Livingston to Edinburgh is to train which costs £4 - £6 and takes 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 train from Livingston North to Edinburgh takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Uphall Station, Primary School (Pumpherston Rd) station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110). Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 52 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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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, First operates a bus from Livingston to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $4 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
$5 - $8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $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
$6
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 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$30 - $45
uberX
$30 - $45
uberXL
$45 - $65
UberEXEC
$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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