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

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  •  7 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Brunstane

$2 - $4

Cheapest option

Bus East Coast Buses  •  17 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) to Portobello, Town Hall 124 / ...

$2 - $4

4 alternative options

Bus Lothian Buses  •  28 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, York Place (at 14) to Durham, Milton Gardens North (at 20) 44 / ...

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Portobello 3.4 miles

$13 - $17

Uber  •  8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Portobello 3.4 miles

$9 - $14

Walk  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Portobello 3.3 miles

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Portobello hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 7 min. Alternatively, East Coast Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Portobello every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 17 min. Lothian 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
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) to Portobello, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Scotman Hotel) to Portobello, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, York Place (at 14) to Durham, Milton Gardens North (at 20)
Ave. Duration
20 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 Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Durham, Milton Gardens North (at 20)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Portobello
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$9 - $14
uberX
$9 - $14
uberXL
$13 - $19
UberEXEC
$15 - $20
Taxi from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Portobello
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Portobello is 5 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Portobello is to bus which costs £1 - £3 and takes 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Portobello is to train which takes 7 min and costs £2 - £3.

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) and arriving at Portobello, Town Hall. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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