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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello by train, bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Brunstane

$2 - $4

Cheapest option

Bus  •  32 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Shandwick Place to Portobello Town Hall 26 / ...

$2

4 alternative options

Line 124 bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the line 124 bus from West End, Usher Hall to Portobello Town Hall 124 / ...

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello 4.2 miles

$15 - $19

Uber  •  10 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello 4.2 miles

$11 - $16

Walk  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Walk from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello 4.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello is to bus which costs £2 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello is to taxi which costs £12 - £15 and takes 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Shandwick Place and arriving at Portobello Town Hall. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

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

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The distance between Edinburgh Princes St Station and Portobello is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs £2 - £3.

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The train from Edinburgh to Brunstane takes 7 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, depart from West End, Shandwick Place station.

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Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello is to train which takes 24 min and costs £2 - £3. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello.
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  • Distance: 3.6 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh Princes St Station, Scotland and Portobello, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 7 min. Alternatively, Lothian Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 32 min. East Coast Buses also services this route hourly.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Brunstane
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$2 - $4
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from West End, Shandwick Place to Portobello Town Hall
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from West End, Lothian Road to Portobello Town Hall
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from West End, Usher Hall to Portobello Town Hall
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$11 - $16
UberX
$11 - $16
uberXL
$15 - $22
Exec
$17 - $23
Taxi from Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$15 - $19
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Portobello Town Hall station.

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Edinburgh Princes St Station to Portobello train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Brunstane station.

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