How to get from Edinburgh to Motherwell

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Travel Information to Motherwell from Edinburgh

distanceDistance32 miles (52 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £12
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £8 • 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesScotrail or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 32 miles (52 km) from Edinburgh to Motherwell. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 41 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Scotrail or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Motherwell.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Motherwell

Travel to Motherwell 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 Edinburgh to Motherwell.

There are 2 ways to travel between Edinburgh and Motherwell including taking a coach or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Motherwell. Tickets for a train cost on average £8.

This is compared to other travel options to Motherwell:

A train is £4 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Edinburgh to Motherwell costing on average £12.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Motherwell is by train with an average journey time of 41 min.

Other travel options to Motherwell from Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h   on average.

The distance between Edinburgh and Motherwell is around 32 miles (52 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Motherwell is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Edinburgh to Motherwell as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Motherwell:

  • Trains mostly depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Motherwell.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Motherwell, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Scotrail to go to Motherwell by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Scotrail Edinburgh to Motherwell tickets on Omio for £12.
  • Cross Country can get you to Motherwell by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Cross Country from Edinburgh to Motherwell for £8 on Omio.
Your journey from Edinburgh to Motherwell doesn't have to end in Motherwell. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Aberdeen. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Aberdeen to your Edinburgh to Motherwell trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Motherwell today!

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Motherwell, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £12 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £8 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Motherwell online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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