HOW TO GET HERE AND GET AROUND
Finding and getting around Linlithgow is fairly easy. Where we are situated on the High Street is only a few minutes' walk to everything in the town. Parallel to this is the main Glasgow-Edinburgh railway line and the Union Canal. The M9 motorway runs along the north side of the Loch, screened by landscaping and planting.
Take the M9 Motorway from Edinburgh, which is signposted to Stirling. Leave the M9 at Junction 3, which is signposted to Linlithgow and Bo'Ness. At the end of the slip road turn left and enter Linlithgow on the A803 (Blackness Road) from the east. At the roundabout just past the Tesco supermarket turn right onto the High Street and proceed to find us on the left hand side of the road.
Take the A80/M80 from Glasgow towards Stirling and then the M9 towards Edinburgh. Exit at Junction 4 and take the A803 to Linlithgow. You will cross the river Avon at Linlithgow Bridge and should proceed straight on, past the roundabout at the Westport, to the High Street and proceed to find us on the left hand side of the road. Alternatively you may prefer to use the M8 Glasgow/Edinburgh motorway, in which case you should exit at Junction 4 to the A801 and then fork right to the A706, which is signposted to Linlithgow. You will arrive in the town at the Leisure Centre. After passing under the railway (traffic lights) you should turn right at the roundabout on to the High Street.
From Fife & The North (Via the Forth Road Bridge)
Take the M90/A90 and cross the Forth Road Bridge (no tolls going south). Exit left immediately after crossing the bridge and take the A904 (3rd exit from the roundabout) you can then stay on nthe A904 until it reaches a "T" junction at Champany, where you should turn left for Linlithgow on the A803 or use a short stretch of the M9, exiting onto the A803 at Junction 3. The A803 enters Linlithgow from the east as Blackness Road. At the roundabout just past the Tesco supermarket turn right onto the High Street and proceed to find us on the left hand side of the road.
From the South
Either come via the M8 motorway (see alternative access from Glasgow above) or take the A706 from Lanark and the M74 (leave the M74 at Junction 13 at Abington and take the A73 to Lanark via Hyndford Bridge. Take care with the A706 turning in Lanark as it is easily missed! Alternatively, by-pass Lanark by turning right onto the A70 just past Hyndford Bridge. Follow the A70 to Carstairs then left onto the A721 and right at the roundabout onto the A706.
Linlithgow is well served by public transport. Rail links provide a regular and fast service directly from Linlithgow to the centres of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.
Linlithgow is only 14 miles from Edinburgh International Airport. Edinburgh Airport is well served by direct flights from all over the UK, from many locations in Europe and by direct flights to North America. ()
Linlithgow is situated on the main railway line between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The railway station is located at the east end of the High Street, immediately behind the Star and Garter Hotel (Map square D2). The following destinations are very well served from Linlithgow by First ScotRail. You can check live train times by visiting The Trainline (https://www.thetrainline.com/)
Edinburgh 20 minutes journey time to centre (4 trains / hour*)
Glasgow 30 minutes journey time to centre (2 trains / hour*)
Stirling 30 minutes journey time (2 trains / hour*)
Falkirk 10 minutes journey time (4 trains hour*)
* during the day – may be reduced in the evenings and at weekends
Train Times (National Rail Enquiries "Live Departures" timetable for trains from Linlithgow)
Plus Bus: You can purchase a Plus Bus ticket along with your train ticket that adds discounted unlimited local bus travel on Firstbus services.
There is a circular "town service" and regular bus services to Edinburgh, Falkirk, Stirling, South Queensferry, Bo’ness and Bathgate. There are a number of bus stops within the town, with the main bus stops at The Cross, on both sides of the High Street. The main bus operator is First Edinburgh but some buses are operated by other companies. ()
Taxis, Limousine and Private Car Hire
There are a number of local taxi and private hire companies, which we would be happy to recommend. Please ask us for more details.