Travel within United Kingdom is: Partially open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Wemyss Bay?

Book now

There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, North Court to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place 901 / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place 901 / ...

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay

Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay 77.6 miles

Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay by walk, train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh Castle and Wemyss Bay is around 2h 38m and covers a distance of around 82 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 13 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 18m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and McGills Bus Service, the Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay service departs from Edinburgh Castle and arrives in Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place. Typically 110 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Explore all travel options

Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 24m
Layover time:
13 min
Total time:
2h 38m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 18m
Journey distance:
82 miles
Services per week:
110
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:01
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay walk, train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 28m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 28m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

More details

The distance between Edinburgh Castle and Wemyss Bay is 66 miles. The road distance is 77.6 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 48m and costs £15 - £40.

More details

It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay, including transfers.

More details

Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

More details

The best way to get from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs £19 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 3h 15m.

Mode details

Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay.

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 65.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 48m

What companies run services between Edinburgh Castle, Scotland and Wemyss Bay, Scotland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay via Edinburgh, Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Wemyss Bay, and Wemyss Bay Station in around 2h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh Castle to Wemyss Bay via Edinburgh, Princes Street and Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 15m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, North Court to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £6
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £6
Website
McGills Bus Service
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 86+ hotels available in Wemyss Bay. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details