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

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Bus  •  59 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Glenrothes, Bus Station X9 / ...

$13

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Train  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Markinch

$14 - $51

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Glenrothes 32.8 miles

$100 - $120

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 West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Glenrothes, Bus Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 59 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 59 min and costs £10.

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The bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Glenrothes, Bus Station takes 59 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes is to bus which takes 59 min and costs £10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £10 - £40 and takes 1 h 1 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: 59 min

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

Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh to Glenrothes every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 59 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Glenrothes hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $13 and the journey takes 45 min. CrossCountry also services this route twice daily.

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 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 - $120
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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