There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge by train or bus

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Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dalmeny

£2 - £6

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Bus  •  27 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Queensferry, Slip Road X55 / ...

£1 - £5

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge is to bus which costs £1 - £5 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge is to train which costs £2 - £6 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Queensferry, Slip Road. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dalmeny. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Forth Bridge is 8 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs £2 - £6.

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The train from Edinburgh to Dalmeny takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Forth Bridge bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge.
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  • Distance: 8.2 miles
  • Duration: 16 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Forth Bridge, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Dalmeny every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £6 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Queensferry, Slip Road every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 27 min. Lothian Country Buses also services this route every 30 minutes.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dalmeny
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £6
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Queensferry, Slip Road
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, George Street to Queensferry Police Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge is to train which takes 16 min and costs £2 - £6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £5 and takes 27 min.

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Edinburgh to Forth Bridge bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Queensferry, Slip Road station.

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Edinburgh to Forth Bridge train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Dalmeny station.

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