The cheapest trains from Motherwell to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£8

Average

£15

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Motherwell to Edinburgh will cost around £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 8.

Cheapest
08:07Motherwell0h48 08:55Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£81One-way
08:19Motherwell1h31 09:50Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£121One-way
08:47Motherwell2h01 10:48Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£121One-way
08:41Motherwell2h01 10:42Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£121One-way
09:37Motherwell2h04 11:41Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£121One-way

Timetable Motherwell to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 28 Oct
08:07Motherwell0h48 08:55Edinburgh Waverley
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08:19Motherwell1h31 09:50Edinburgh Waverley
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08:41Motherwell2h01 10:42Edinburgh Waverley
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08:47Motherwell1h47 10:34Edinburgh Waverley
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08:47Motherwell2h01 10:48Edinburgh Waverley
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09:17Motherwell1h47 11:04Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
09:37Motherwell2h04 11:41Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
09:47Motherwell1h46 11:33Edinburgh Waverley
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
28 Oct
£8Cross Country
Fri
29 Oct
£8Cross Country
Sat
30 Oct
£8Cross Country
Sun
31 Oct
£21Scotrail
Mon
1 Nov
£8Cross Country

The fastest trains from Motherwell to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

48 m

Average

1 h 43 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

53 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Motherwell for Edinburgh every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 53 km distance in an average of 1 h 43 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 48 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 4 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:07Motherwell0h48 08:55Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£81One-way
08:19Motherwell1h31 09:50Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£121One-way
09:47Motherwell1h46 11:33Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£211One-way
08:47Motherwell1h47 10:34Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£211One-way
09:17Motherwell1h47 11:04Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£211One-way

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Train Information to Edinburgh from Motherwell

distanceDistance32 miles (52 km)
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£10 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Scotrail

Trains from Motherwell to Edinburgh cover the 32 miles (52 km) long trip taking on average 48 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Scotrail. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £8, but the average price of train tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Motherwell and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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Travel with Crosscountry Railways from Motherwell to Edinburgh

You can travel by train between Motherwell and Edinburgh with Crosscountry Railways for as low as £8. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Crosscountry Railways

Find the perfect Crosscountry Railways train between Motherwell and Edinburgh for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Crosscountry Railways train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Motherwell to Edinburgh. You can also check relevant travel information for the Crosscountry Railways train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Crosscountry Railways train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 32 miles (52 km) on this journey and your Crosscountry Railways Motherwell to Edinburgh train ticket can cost as little as £8 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Crosscountry Railways tickets between Motherwell and Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Crosscountry Railways train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Motherwell to Edinburgh
Travel by train to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Motherwell to Edinburgh.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train between Motherwell and Edinburgh?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Motherwell to Edinburgh for as little as £8  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Motherwell to Edinburgh cost on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Motherwell to Edinburgh train price to come in at an average of £10  one way.
How many miles is it from Motherwell to Edinburgh by train?
The train distance from Motherwell to Edinburgh is around 32 miles (52 km).
What is the average Motherwell to Edinburgh train duration?
The Motherwell to Edinburgh train duration is on average 48 min, which is to be expected when travelling 32 miles (52 km) to Edinburgh from Motherwell. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Motherwell and arrival train station in Edinburgh?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Motherwell   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the departure train station in Motherwell located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Motherwell and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Edinburgh.

Which train companies can get me from Motherwell to Edinburgh?
If you're looking for trains from Motherwell to Edinburgh, you can rely on Cross Country or Scotrail to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Motherwell to Edinburgh trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there between Motherwell and Edinburgh?
The average number of trains departing Motherwell for Edinburgh is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Motherwell to Edinburgh? When is the last train from Motherwell to Edinburgh?
The first train from Motherwell to Edinburgh leaves at 07: 07   and the last train for this leaves at 12: 15. Omio shows you the latest train from Motherwell to Edinburgh timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I book train tickets between Motherwell and Edinburgh for the best deals?
If you book Motherwell to Edinburgh train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £10. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Motherwell and Edinburgh. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Motherwell
Edinburgh
The major railway station for departures from Motherwell is Motherwell. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Motherwell for your trip between Motherwell and Edinburgh.