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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay X54 / ...

£6 - £9

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Markinch
  2. Take the bus from Markinch, High Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay 5 / ...

£10 - £109

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Glenrothes 32.8 miles

£75 - £90

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Glenrothes 32.8 miles

£5 - £8

Edinburgh → Glenrothes
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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes is to drive, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes is to taxi which costs £75 - £90 and takes 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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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 bus which takes 1h and costs £6 - £9.

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The bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay takes 1h including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Glenrothes is 33 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Edinburgh to Glenrothes.

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There are 178+ hotels available in Glenrothes. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 16.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h

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

Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay hourly. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 1h.

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
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Markinch, Howiegate Gardens to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Moffat + Williamson
Phone
01592 774785
Email
enquiries@moffat-williamson.co.uk
Website
moffat-williamson.co.uk
Bus from Markinch, High Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Moffat + Williamson
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Glenrothes
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
£75 - £90
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk

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