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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath

£5 - £14

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Bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Cowdenbeath, The Fountain X59a / ...

£4 - £7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath 20.4 miles

£45 - £60

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath 20.4 miles

£3 - £5

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Cowdenbeath, The Fountain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Cowdenbeath. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Cowdenbeath is 12 miles. The road distance is 20.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs £5 - £14.

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The train from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath takes 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from West End, Queensferry Street station.

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Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath is to train which takes 42 min and costs £5 - £14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath.
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  • Distance: 12.4 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £14 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Cowdenbeath, The Fountain hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £7 and the journey takes 49 min.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £14
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £14
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Cowdenbeath, The Fountain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
£45 - £60
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 to Cowdenbeath bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Cowdenbeath, The Fountain station.

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Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Cowdenbeath station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath is 20 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath.

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