There are 8 ways to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Edinburgh

$12 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Motherwell to Edinburgh 37.4 miles

$10

6 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Motherwell Railway Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) 904

$9 - $14

Line 242 bus, bus  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 242 bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road (Motherwell Jobcentre) to Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park 242
  2. Take the bus from Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) 900

$12 - $16

Line 201 bus, train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 201 bus from Motherwell, High Road to Airdrie, Callon Street (Masonic Lodge) 201
  2. Take the train from Airdrie to Edinburgh

$14 - $18

Night train  •  49 min

  1. Take the night train from Motherwell to Edinburgh

$18 - $26

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Motherwell to Edinburgh 37.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Motherwell to Edinburgh 37.2 miles

$8 - $12

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh is to rideshare which costs £7 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh is to train which costs £9 - £40 and takes 43 min.

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The distance between Motherwell and Edinburgh is 33 miles. The road distance is 37.2 miles.

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The train from Motherwell to Edinburgh takes 43 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Motherwell Railway Station station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd). Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Motherwell and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Motherwell to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 43 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Motherwell to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min.

Train operators
LNER
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $15
Train from Airdrie to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Motherwell to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Motherwell Railway Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road (Motherwell Jobcentre) to Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Motherwell, High Road to Airdrie, Callon Street (Masonic Lodge)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Motherwell to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Motherwell to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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