There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Eskbank

$4 - $5

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Bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Dalkeith, Croft Street (First Depot) 3 / ...

$1 - $4

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith 6.7 miles

$23 - $28

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith 6.7 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  14 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith 6.7 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith is to taxi which costs £18 - £22 and takes 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) and arriving at Dalkeith, Croft Street (First Depot). Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Eskbank. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Dalkeith is 6 miles. The road distance is 6.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs £3 - £4.

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The train from Edinburgh to Eskbank takes 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, depart from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) station.

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Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith is to train which takes 18 min and costs £3 - £4. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £3 and takes 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith.
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  • Distance: 6.1 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh Waverley Station, Scotland and Dalkeith, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $5 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, Lothian Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 37 min. Borders 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 Eskbank
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $5
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Dalkeith, Croft Street (First Depot)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Dalkeith, Old Edinburgh Road (opp Car Park)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$14 - $21
UberX
$14 - $21
uberXL
$21 - $30
Exec
$23 - $35
Taxi from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$23 - $28
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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