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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons by tram, train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Tram, train  •  56 min

  1. Take the tram from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh Park Station T50
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Polmont

£6 - £17

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  56 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh Park Station Edinburgh Airport - York Place
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Polmont

£9 - £16

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons 17.4 miles

£35 - £50

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons 17.4 miles

£2 - £4

Towncar  •  20 min

  1. Take a town car from Edinburgh Airport to Brightons 17.4 miles

£30 - £120

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons is to taxi which costs £35 - £50 and takes 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport and arriving at Polmont via Edinburgh Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Brightons is 14 miles. The road distance is 17.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons without a car is to tram and train which takes 56 min and costs £5 - £17.

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It takes approximately 56 min to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons train services, operated by Edinburgh Trams, depart from Edinburgh Airport station.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Polmont station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons is 17 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons.

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  • Distance: 13.9 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Brightons, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons. However, you can take the tram to Edinburgh Park Station, take the walk to Edinburgh Park, then take the train to Polmont. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons via Edinburgh Park Station and Edinburgh Park in around 56 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Park to Polmont
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£8 - £11
Bus operators
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Email
info@edinburghtrams.com
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Bus from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh Park Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£5
Website
Edinburgh Trams
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Brightons
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk
West Lothian Taxis
Phone
+44 1506 444 550
Livingstone Taxis
Phone
+44 1506 415 000
Fair Deal Cabs
Phone
+44 1506 499 111
Website
fairdeal-cabs.co.uk
Uptown Cabs
Phone
+44 1383 621 117
M & M Taxis
Phone
+44 1383 727 235
Corporate Taxi Dunfermline
Phone
+44 1383 252 525
Website
corporatetaxi.co.uk
Freddies Private Hire
Phone
+44 1501 732 323
Fixed Rate Taxis
Phone
+44 1506 444 555
MSD Taxi Cowdenbeath
Phone
+44 1383 514 100
Website
msd-taxi.business.site
Mitchell's Taxi
Phone
+44 7834 765 840
Adams Taxi
Phone
+44 1383 512 344
Swift Private Hire Taxis
Phone
+44 131 660 5000
Website
swiftprivatehire.co.uk
Aerial ABW Cabs
Phone
+44 131 663 3232
Website
aerialabwcabs.co.uk
Abbey Cabs Dalkeith
Phone
+44 131 357 7444
Website
abbeycabsdalkeith.co.uk
Toun Taxis
Phone
+44 131 665 0077
Website
toun-taxis.co.uk
R & J's Taxis
Phone
+44 131 665 2020
Musselburgh Taxis
Phone
+44 131 665 2121
Website
musselburghtaxis.com
9090 Taxis
Phone
+44 131 665 9090
Website
9090taxis.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport to Brightons
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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