Duration 40 min
Distance 27.9 miles
Average price £13
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy takes 40 min and the fastest train takes 31 min. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Edinburgh
  2. Kirkcaldy
44 min
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£4 - £35

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Kirkcaldy. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy is 12 miles. The road distance is 27.9 miles.

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Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Kirkcaldy station.

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There are 2003+ hotels available in Kirkcaldy. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy hourly. Tickets cost £6 - £16 and the journey takes 44 min. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
£6 - £16
Ave. Duration
35 min
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Ave. Duration
34 min
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £35

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