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There are 4 ways to get from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket

£11 - £34

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo 900 / ...

£9 - £14

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo 43.7 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo 43.7 miles

£6 - £10

Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo by walk, train and bus

The journey time between Buchanan bus Station and Edinburgh Zoo is around 1h 11m and covers a distance of around 48 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 50 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, Lothian Buses, First and others. Typically 592 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 11m
Fastest journey time:
50 min
Journey distance:
48 miles
Services per week:
592
Cheapest price:
£11
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:56
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo walk, train and bus schedules

Departing Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Buchanan bus Station → Edinburgh Zoo
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The cheapest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 2m.

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It is 39 miles from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo. It is approximately 43.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo without a car is to train which takes 1h 1m and costs £11 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 1m to get from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo, including transfers.

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Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo is to train which takes 1h 1m and costs £11 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 3m.

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Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo is 44 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo.

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  • Distance: 38.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 1m

What companies run services between Buchanan bus Station, Scotland and Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £10 - £29 and the journey takes 43 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £9 - £14 and the journey takes 1h 2m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from Buchanan bus Station to Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Southside Radio Cars
Phone
+44 141 883 3333
Website
southsideradiocars.co.uk
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 332 5050
Website
hampdencars.co.uk
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
Cross Cabs
Phone
+44 141 772 0000
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Caledonian Cabs
Phone
+44 7467 133 388
Website
caledoniancabs.co.uk

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