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There are 4 ways to get from Livingston to Shotts by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from Livingston South to Shotts

£3 - £8

3 alternative options

Bus  •  48 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkton, Buchanan House to Dykehead, King Street X22

£6

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Livingston to Shotts 15.3 miles

£30 - £45

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Livingston to Shotts 15.3 miles

£2 - £4

Livingston → Shotts
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The cheapest way to get from Livingston to Shotts is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 18 min.

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The fastest way to get from Livingston to Shotts is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs £30 - £45.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kirkton, Buchanan House and arriving at Dykehead, King Street. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Livingston South and arriving at Shotts. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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The distance between Livingston and Shotts is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Livingston to Shotts without a car is to train which takes 20 min and costs £3 - £8.

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The train from Livingston South to Shotts takes 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Livingston to Shotts bus services, operated by First Scotland East, depart from Kirkton, Buchanan House station.

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

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The best way to get from Livingston to Shotts is to train which takes 20 min and costs £3 - £8. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 and takes 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Livingston to Shotts.
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  • Distance: 12.5 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Livingston South to Shotts hourly. Tickets cost £3 - £8 and the journey takes 20 min. Alternatively, First Scotland East operates a bus from Kirkton, Buchanan House to Dykehead, King Street hourly. Tickets cost £6 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 Livingston South to Shotts
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£6 - £8
Bus operators
First Scotland East
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Kirkton, Buchanan House to Dykehead, King Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6
Website
First Scotland East
All Day Pass
£6
Other operators
Taxi from Livingston to Shotts
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
£30 - £45
West Lothian Taxis
Phone
+44 1506 444 550
Livingstone Taxis
Phone
+44 1506 415 000
Fair Deal Cabs
Phone
+44 1506 499 111
Website
fairdeal-cabs.co.uk

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Livingston to Shotts bus services, operated by First Scotland East, arrive at Dykehead, King Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Livingston to Shotts is 15 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Livingston to Shotts.

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