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Getting to West Lothian

West Lothian is centrally located in Scotland, midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

 

You can plan your journey using the Traveline Scotland website.

Approximate journey times:

Edinburgh - Linlithgow: 15 Minutes Train / 30 Minutes Car / 1 Hour Bus

Edinburgh - Livingston: 15 Minutes Train / 30 Minutes Car / 1 Hour Bus

Edinburgh - Bathgate: 25 Minutes Train / 45 Minutes Car / 1.5 Hours Bus

Glasgow - Linlithgow: 45 Minutes Train / 45 Minutes Car

Glasgow - Livingston: 1 Hour Train / 45 Minutes Car / 1 Hour Bus

By Public Transport / Car

By Train
If you prefer to travel by train, take advantage of West Lothian’s excellent rail links. West Lothian conveniently has four main railway stations which will quickly whisk visitors across Scotland and further afield.
Uphall, Livingston North and Bathgate are on the same line connecting visitors from Edinburgh main line stations in the East to Glasgow Queen Street in the West. You can also travel onwards directly from Uphall, Livingston North and Bathgate to Helensburgh Central and Milngavie via Glasgow Queen Street.
Linlithgow offers a direct route between Edinburgh main line stations and Glasgow Queen Street, via Falkirk High and Cumbernauld. It takes just 20 minutes to reach Linlithgow from the centre of Edinburgh, and services operate from early morning to late at night.

By Bus
There are regular West Lothian bus services from Edinburgh to Linlithgow, Livingston, Bathgate and elsewhere within West Lothian. The two main operators, Lothian Country Buses and First Buses, offer a wide variety of connections right across the area – including through the night with the addition of Night Bus Services.

 

By Car
Two of Scotland’s main motorways cross West Lothian, making access to the area very straightforward even for new visitors.
Travelling West from West Lothian and joining the M8, subject to the time of day, visitors can reach Glasgow City Centre in approximately 40 minutes.
For travel to Stirling and northwards, travellers should join the M8, head East towards Edinburgh and then take the junction for the M9.Two of Scotland’s main motorways cross West Lothian, making access to the area very straightforward even for new visitors.
Travelling West from West Lothian and joining the M8, subject to the time of day, visitors can reach Glasgow City Centre in approximately 40 minutes.
For travel to Stirling and northwards, travellers should join the M8, head East towards Edinburgh and then take the junction for the M9.

 

 

 

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