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

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Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Markinch

$10 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station X59 / ...

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Glenrothes 32.8 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Glenrothes 32.8 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Glenrothes 32.8 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Glenrothes, Bus Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Glenrothes is 17 miles. The road distance is 32.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs £8 - £40.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes is to train which takes 58 min and costs £8 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Edinburgh to Glenrothes bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Glenrothes, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Glenrothes is 33 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Edinburgh to Glenrothes.

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  • Distance: 16.9 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Glenrothes hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 45 min. CrossCountry also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh to Glenrothes every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 1 h 5 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Markinch
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Glenrothes
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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uber.com
Assist
$55 - $80
UberX
$55 - $80
uberXL
$85 - $120
Exec
$85 - $120
Taxi from Edinburgh to Glenrothes
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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There are 236+ hotels available in Glenrothes. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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