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

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Bus  •  56 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay X59 / ...

£6 - £9

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Train, line 45 bus  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Markinch
  2. Take the line 45 bus from Markinch, High Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay 45 / ...

£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 - £9

Uber  •  39 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Glenrothes 32.8 miles

£40 - £60

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes is to drive which costs £5 - £9 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 56 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 bus which takes 56 min and costs £6 - £9.

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The bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay takes 56 min 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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  • Distance: 16.9 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Glenrothes, Fife, 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 56 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
46 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
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Markinch, High Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Edinburgh to Glenrothes
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£40 - £60
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uber.com
Assist
£40 - £60
UberX
£40 - £60
uberXL
£65 - £90
Exec
£65 - £95
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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