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There are 7 ways to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train CrossCountry  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Haymarket

$11 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Motherwell to Edinburgh 37.4 miles

$10

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Motherwell station to Edinburgh, Princes Street 904

$9 - $14

Line 242 bus, bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 242 bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park 242
  2. Take the bus from Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park to Edinburgh, Princes Street 900

$12 - $16

Train ScotRail  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Bellshill to Edinburgh

$14 - $18

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 £8 - £40 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Motherwell station station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Motherwell and arriving at Haymarket. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 40 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 best way to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 40 min and costs £8 - £40.

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The train from Motherwell to Haymarket takes 40 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Motherwell to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Motherwell station.

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Motherwell to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Motherwell station.

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The best way to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh is to train which takes 40 min and costs £8 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 33 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Motherwell to Edinburgh 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 40 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Motherwell to Edinburgh 5 times a week. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Bellshill to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Motherwell to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$189
Sleeper Seat
$16 - $24
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Motherwell station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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Motherwell to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Motherwell to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Haymarket station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Motherwell to Edinburgh is 37 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Motherwell to Edinburgh.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Motherwell and Edinburgh. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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