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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Eskbank

£2 - £5

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Bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Dalkeith, Croft Street N3 / ...

£1 - £5

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Taxi  •  14 min

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

£17 - £21

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith 6.7 miles

£1 - £2

Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Dalkeith is around 19 min and covers a distance of around 8 miles. The fastest train normally takes 17 min. Operated by ScotRail, the Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Eskbank. Typically 174 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith train schedules

Edinburgh Waverley Station → Dalkeith
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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 £17 - £21 and takes 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Old Town, North Bridge and arriving at Dalkeith, Croft Street. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. 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, and operate every day. 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 £2 - £5.

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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 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 £2 - £5. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £5 and takes 37 min.

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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 to Eskbank hourly. Tickets cost £2 - £5 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, Lothian Buses operates a bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Dalkeith, Croft Street every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £1 - £5 and the journey takes 37 min. Borders Buses also services this route every 4 hours.

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
£2 - £5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £5
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Dalkeith, Croft Street
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Dalkeith, Buccleuch Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Borders Buses
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
£17 - £21
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

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Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Dalkeith, Croft Street station.

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Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Eskbank station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith is 7 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Dalkeith.

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