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There are 5 ways to get from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances to Cowdenbeath, The Fountain X27

£6 - £9

4 alternative options

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride Arrival Bay  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances to Halbeath, Park & Ride Arrival Bay X24 / ...

£8 - £12

Train  •  1h 42m

  1. Take the train from Cumbernauld to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Cowdenbeath

£12 - £35

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath 31.4 miles

£65 - £85

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath 31.4 miles

£4 - £7

Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath by bus

The bus journey time between Cumbernauld and Cowdenbeath is around 1h 19m and covers a distance of around 34 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 16m. Operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, the Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath bus service departs from Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances and arrives in Cowdenbeath, The Fountain. Typically 123 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 19m
Fastest bus time:
1h 16m
Buses per week:
123
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:12
Last bus departs at:
22:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath bus schedules

Cumbernauld → Cowdenbeath
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The cost-effective way to get from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath is to drive, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath is to taxi which costs £65 - £85 and takes 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances and arriving at Cowdenbeath, The Fountain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath. However, there are services departing from Cumbernauld and arriving at Cowdenbeath via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 42m.

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The distance between Cumbernauld and Cowdenbeath is 28 miles. The road distance is 31.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath without a car is to bus which takes 1h 18m and costs £6 - £9.

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The bus from Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances to Cowdenbeath, The Fountain takes 1h 18m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances station.

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Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Cumbernauld station.

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The best way to get from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath is to bus which takes 1h 18m and costs £6 - £9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £11 - £40 and takes 1h 42m.

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  • Distance: 27.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 18m

What companies run services between Cumbernauld, Scotland and Cowdenbeath, Scotland?

Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances to Cowdenbeath, The Fountain hourly. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 1h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath via Haymarket in around 1h 42m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Cumbernauld to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Train from Haymarket to Cowdenbeath
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £14
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£10 - £14
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances to Cowdenbeath, The Fountain
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Cumbernauld, Town Centre stances to Halbeath, Park & Ride Arrival Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Kwik Kars
Phone
+44 1236 720 208
Website
kwikkars.co.uk
Express Cars
Phone
+44 1236 738 738
Website
expresscars-taxi.com
Cumbernauld Taxis & Private Hire
Phone
+44 1236 738 383
Website
cumbernauld-taxis.co.uk

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Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Cowdenbeath, The Fountain station.

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Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Cowdenbeath station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath is 31 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Cumbernauld to Cowdenbeath.

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