There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Falkirk Wheel by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Camelon

$9 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus, line 3 bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Castle Street) to Falkirk, Bus Station X9 / ...
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Falkirk, Bus Station to Tamfourhill, Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre (Falkirk Wheel Turning Circle) 3 / ...

$8 - $15

3 alternative options

Train, line 3 bus  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Falkirk Grahamston
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Falkirk, Weir Street (opp Weir Street) to Tamfourhill, Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre (Falkirk Wheel Turning Circle) 3 / ...

$13 - $23

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Falkirk Wheel 27.9 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Falkirk Wheel 27.9 miles

$6 - $9

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Falkirk Wheel, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Falkirk Wheel hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Falkirk Wheel via Falkirk, Bus Station and Tamfourhill, Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre (Falkirk Wheel Turning Circle) in around 2 h 52 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Camelon
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Train from Edinburgh to Falkirk Grahamston
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $11
Virgin Trains East Coast
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Falkirk, Weir Street (opp Weir Street) to Tamfourhill, Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre (Falkirk Wheel Turning Circle)
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Castle Street) to Falkirk, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Bus from Falkirk, Bus Station to Tamfourhill, Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre (Falkirk Wheel Turning Circle)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Prentice Westwood
Phone
01506 871 231
Email
sales@prenticewestwoodcoaches.co.uk
Website
prenticewestwoodcoaches.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Castle Street) to Falkirk, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
prenticewestwoodcoaches.com
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Falkirk Wheel
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Falkirk Wheel is 41 km. The road distance is 45 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Falkirk Wheel is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Falkirk Wheel is to taxi which takes 39 min and costs £65 - £80.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Camelon. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Falkirk Wheel. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Castle Street) and arriving at Tamfourhill, Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre (Falkirk Wheel Turning Circle) via Falkirk, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

The train from Edinburgh to Camelon takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.