There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy by train, bus, night train, taxi, car, rideshare or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  35 min

$8 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  57 min

  1. 28.9 miles

$4

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 1 min

  1. X58 / ...

$5 - $8

Night train  •  35 min

$16 - $23

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. 28.7 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  40 min

  1. 28.7 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  40 min

  1. 28.7 miles

$50 - $70

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 35 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach UK operates a bus from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$16 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$50 - $70
uberX
$50 - $70
uberXL
$75 - $110
UberEXEC
$80 - $110
Taxi from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy is 18 km. The road distance is 46 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy is to train which takes 35 min and costs £6 - £35.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Kirkcaldy. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Kirkcaldy, Bus Station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

The train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy takes 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.