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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station 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 X59 / ...

£6 - £9

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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  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station 32.7 miles

£70 - £90

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station 32.7 miles

£4 - £8

Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station by bus

The bus journey time between Edinburgh and Glenrothes, Bus Station is around 1h 5m and covers a distance of around 33 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 56 min. Operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, the Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station bus service departs from West End, Queensferry Street and arrives in Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay. Typically 228 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 5m
Fastest bus time:
56 min
Buses per week:
228
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:06
Last bus departs at:
23:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station bus schedules

Buses departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Edinburgh → Glenrothes, Bus Station
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station is to drive which costs £4 - £8 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 38 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, Bus Station is 17 miles. The road distance is 32.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station 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 Station bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from West End, Queensferry Street station.

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Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station 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, Bus Station is 33 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Edinburgh to Glenrothes, Bus Station.

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  • Distance: 17 miles
  • Duration: 1h

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Glenrothes, Bus Station, 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
First ScotRail Service
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
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
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, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
£70 - £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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