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

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Train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Alloa

$13 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Stirling, Bus Station 38

$7 - $10

4 alternative options

Train via Stirling  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Stirling

$13 - $23

Train, bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Stirling
  2. Take the bus from Stirling, Stance B to Alloa, Shillinghill 52 / ...

$15 - $24

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

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Alloa is to bus which costs £5 - £8 and takes 2 h 53 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 and arriving at Alloa, Shillinghill via Stirling, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Alloa. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. 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 First, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Alloa train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Alloa is to train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £10 - £13. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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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, First operates a bus from Edinburgh to Alloa every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $6 and the journey takes 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 Stirling
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stirling, Stance B to Alloa, Shillinghill
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
First
MacKies Coaches
Phone
01259 216180
Email
enquiries@mackiescoaches.com
Website
mackiescoaches.com
Bus from Stirling, Stance B to Alloa, Shillinghill
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
mackiescoaches.com
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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Edinburgh to Alloa bus services, operated by First, arrive at Stirling, Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to Alloa train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Alloa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Alloa is 36 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Edinburgh to Alloa.

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