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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dunfermline by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dunfermline Town

£4 - £11

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Rideshare  •  43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Dunfermline 17.7 miles

£3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  41 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Dunfermline, Bothwell Street X55

£4 - £6

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Dunfermline 17.6 miles

£40 - £50

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dunfermline 17.6 miles

£2 - £5

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunfermline is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunfermline is to taxi which costs £40 - £50 and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Dunfermline, Bothwell Street. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dunfermline Town. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dunfermline is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dunfermline without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs £4 - £11.

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The train from Edinburgh to Dunfermline Town takes 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dunfermline is to train which takes 33 min and costs £4 - £11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 41 min.

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  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Dunfermline Town hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £11 and the journey takes 33 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Dunfermline, Bothwell Street every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 41 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dunfermline Town
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£8 - £11
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Dunfermline, Bothwell Street
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Dunfermline
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Edinburgh to Dunfermline
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
£40 - £50
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 Dunfermline bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Dunfermline, Bothwell Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dunfermline is 18 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Edinburgh to Dunfermline.

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There are 1702+ hotels available in Dunfermline. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and Dunfermline. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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