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There are 4 ways to get from Cupar to Edinburgh by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the train from Cupar to Edinburgh

£9 - £120

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Bus  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Cupar, Railway Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street X59 / ...

£8 - £11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cupar to Edinburgh 43.3 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Cupar to Edinburgh 43.3 miles

£6 - £10

Cupar to Edinburgh by train

The train journey time between Cupar and Edinburgh is around 1h 7m and covers a distance of around 44 miles. The fastest train normally takes 56 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service and CrossCountry. Typically 130 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 7m
Fastest train time:
56 min
Trains per week:
130
Cheapest price:
£9
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:22
Last train departs at:
23:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cupar to Edinburgh train schedules

Cupar → Edinburgh
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cupar to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cupar to Edinburgh is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cupar, Railway Station station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cupar and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 7m.

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The distance between Cupar and Edinburgh is 27 miles. The road distance is 43.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cupar to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs £9 - £120.

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The train from Cupar to Edinburgh takes 1h 7m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cupar to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Cupar, Railway Station.

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Cupar to Edinburgh train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Cupar station.

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The best way to get from Cupar to Edinburgh is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs £9 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £11 and takes 1h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Cupar to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 26.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 7m

What companies run services between Cupar, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Cupar to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost £9 - £28 and the journey takes 1h 7m. CrossCountry also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Cupar, Railway Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street hourly. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 1h 33m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Cupar to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £28
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£22 - £28
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cupar, Railway Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Cupar to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Starfish Taxis
Phone
+44 7790 021000
Website
starfish-taxis.com
Aly's Taxis
Phone
+44 1334 657 885
A& J Taxis
Phone
+44 1334 654 049

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Cupar to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Cupar to Edinburgh train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cupar to Edinburgh is 43 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Cupar to Edinburgh.

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