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

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Train  •  14 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dalmeny

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Bus  •  28 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Queensferry, Slip Road (Forth Road Bridges) F56 / ...

$1 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge is to bus which costs £1 - £4 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge is to train which costs £3 - £5 and takes 14 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Forth Bridge is 8 miles.

The train from Edinburgh to Dalmeny takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Queensferry, Slip Road (Forth Road Bridges). Services depart every five minutes, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dalmeny. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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There are 2468+ hotels available in Forth Bridge. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge.
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  • Distance: 8.2 miles
  • Duration: 14 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 14 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach UK operates a bus from Edinburgh to Forth Bridge every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 28 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Queensferry, Slip Road (Forth Road Bridges)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Queensferry, Police Station (Episcopalian Church)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, St Andrew Square (at North Side) to Queensferry, Tour Stop (Hawes Inn)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com

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