There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Alloa by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Alloa

$13 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus, line 51 bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Princes Mall West Stop) to Bannockburn Primary School 38
  2. Take the line 51 bus from Bannockburn Primary School to Alloa, Shillinghill 51

$8 - $10

4 alternative options

Train via Larbert  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Larbert
  2. Take the train from Larbert to Alloa

$14 - $17

Bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Dunfermline, Bus Station X55
  2. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Alloa, Shillinghill 8A / ...

$15

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Alloa 35.7 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Alloa 35.7 miles

$7 - $12

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Alloa is to bus and line 51 bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Alloa is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Alloa. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Alloa, Shillinghill via Dunfermline, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Alloa. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Alloa is 26 miles. The road distance is 35.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Alloa without a car is to train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £10 - £13.

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The train from Edinburgh to Alloa takes 1 h 8 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Edinburgh to Alloa bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Alloa.
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  • Distance: 25.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Alloa, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Alloa 6 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Alloa via Dunfermline, Bus Station in around 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Alloa
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Edinburgh to Larbert
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Train from Larbert to Alloa
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $3
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $5
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Dunfermline, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Alloa, Shillinghill
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Princes Mall West Stop) to Bannockburn Primary School
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
First
Bus from Bannockburn Primary School to Alloa, Shillinghill
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Alloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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