There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Elie by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Elie, High Street (Elie Parish Church) X58 / ...

$16

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Train, bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
  2. Take the bus from Kirkcaldy, Bus Station to Elie, High Street (Elie Parish Church) X58 / ...

$17 - $54

Taxi  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Elie 44.7 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Elie 44.7 miles

$9 - $14

Uber  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Elie 44.7 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Elie is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Elie is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Elie, High Street (Elie Parish Church). Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Elie is 22 miles. The road distance is 44.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Elie without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 55 min and costs £13.

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The bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Elie, High Street (Elie Parish Church) takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Elie bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) station.

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Edinburgh to Elie bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Elie, High Street (Elie Parish Church) station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Elie.
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  • Distance: 22.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

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

Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh to Elie hourly. Tickets cost $16 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Elie, High Street (Elie Parish Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkcaldy, Bus Station to Elie, High Street (Elie Parish Church)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Elie
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$75 - $110
UberX
$75 - $110
uberXL
$110 - $160
Exec
$120 - $170
Taxi from Edinburgh to Elie
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
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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