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Recommended option

Train, line 4 bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Falkirk Grahamston
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Grangemouth, Burnbank Road 3 / ...

£5 - £62

Cheapest option

Bus, line 4 bus  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church X38
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Falkirk, Melville Street to Grangemouth, Hawthorn Street 3 / ...

£5 - £8

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Grangemouth, Newlands Garage 909

£7 - £10

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Grangemouth 24.5 miles

£55 - £70

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Grangemouth 24.5 miles

£3 - £6

Edinburgh to Grangemouth by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Grangemouth is around 1h 1m and covers a distance of around 29 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 40 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and First, the Edinburgh to Grangemouth service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Grangemouth, Burnbank Road. Typically 277 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 1m
Fastest journey time:
40 min
Journey distance:
29 miles
Services per week:
277
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:18
Last service departs at:
23:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Grangemouth train and bus schedules

Edinburgh → Grangemouth
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grangemouth is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Grangemouth is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Grangemouth is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Grangemouth, Newlands Garage. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Grangemouth is 21 miles. The road distance is 24.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Grangemouth without a car is to train and line 4 bus which takes 57 min and costs £5 - £65.

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It takes approximately 57 min to get from Edinburgh to Grangemouth, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Grangemouth bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Grangemouth bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Grangemouth, Newlands Garage station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Grangemouth is 24 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Edinburgh to Grangemouth.

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There are 152+ hotels available in Grangemouth. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 20.8 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Grangemouth, Newlands Garage every 4 hours. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 1h 1m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Falkirk Grahamston
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £17
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £17
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Falkirk Grahamston
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£3 - £60
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Grangemouth, Burnbank Road
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
First
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Bus from Falkirk, Melville Street to Grangemouth, Hawthorn Street
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Grangemouth, Newlands Garage
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Grangemouth
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
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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