Getting to West Lothian

Travelling to West Lothian 

Located in Central Scotland, West Lothian is easy to reach by road as well as public transport - minutes away from Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

The best way to find us by public transport is to make use of the handy Traveline Scotland Scotland website to discover routes, times and even prices for public transport.  There's also the Traveline App.

Getting to West Lothian

By Car

Two of Scotland’s main motorways cross West Lothian, making access to the area very straightforward even for new visitors. From Edinburgh, take the M8 for Livingston and the south, or the M9 for Linlithgow and the North. 

By Bus

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

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 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.