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There are 5 ways to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Edinburgh

£4 - £110

4 alternative options

Line 242 bus, bus  •  2h 6m

  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 West End, Shandwick Place 900

£9 - £12

Rideshare  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Motherwell to Edinburgh 37.4 miles

£7

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Motherwell to Edinburgh 37.2 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Motherwell to Edinburgh 37.2 miles

£6 - £10

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

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The quickest way to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh is to train which costs £4 - £110 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Motherwell to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Motherwell, Hamilton Road and arriving at West End, Shandwick Place via Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Motherwell and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 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 45 min and costs £4 - £110.

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The train from Motherwell to Edinburgh takes 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Motherwell to Edinburgh bus services, operated by First Glasgow, depart from Motherwell, Hamilton Road 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 45 min and costs £4 - £110. Alternatively, you can line 242 bus and bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 2h 6m.

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  • Distance: 33 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Motherwell to Edinburgh every 3 hours. Tickets cost £29 - £110 and the journey takes 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Motherwell to Edinburgh via Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park in around 2h 6m.

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
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £23
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
Bus operators
First Glasgow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Motherwell, Hamilton Road to Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£2
Website
First Glasgow
City fare
£2
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park to West End, Shandwick Place
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£7
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Motherwell to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Redline Cabs
Phone
+44 1698 266 633
Website
redline-cabs.co.uk
North Lanarkshire Private Hire
Phone
+44 1698 253 000

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Motherwell to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at West End, Shandwick Place station.

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Motherwell to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Edinburgh 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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