There are 6 ways to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo by train, bus, taxi or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Haymarket

$14 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Motherwell Railway Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo 904

$9 - $14

4 alternative options

Line 242 bus, bus  •  1 h 27 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 Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo 900

$12 - $17

Line 201 bus, bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 201 bus from Motherwell, High Road to Airdrie, Callon Street (Masonic Lodge) 201
  2. Take the bus from Bathgate, Gordon Avenue (2-4 Stuart Terrace) to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo 20 / ...

$13 - $17

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo 33.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo 33.3 miles

$7 - $11

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 37 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min.

Train operators
Virgin Trains East Coast
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Motherwell Railway Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Eurocentral, Maxim Business Park to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
$3 - $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
Bus from Bathgate, Gordon Avenue (2-4 Stuart Terrace) to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Other operators
Taxi from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
39 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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo?

The distance between Motherwell and Edinburgh Zoo is 48 km. The road distance is 53 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo?

The cheapest way to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 39 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo?

The quickest way to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo is to taxi which takes 39 min and costs £80 - £95.

Is there a direct bus between Motherwell and Edinburgh Zoo?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Motherwell Railway Station and arriving at Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo?

It takes approximately 47 min to get from Motherwell to Edinburgh Zoo, including transfers.