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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

£3 - £100

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Rideshare  •  57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 28.4 miles

£3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  56 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance D X60

£5 - £8

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 27.9 miles

£60 - £80

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 27.9 miles

£4 - £7

Uber  •  36 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 27.9 miles

£35 - £55

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

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy is to taxi which costs £60 - £80 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance D station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Kirkcaldy. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy is 12 miles. The road distance is 27.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs £3 - £100.

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The train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy takes 46 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from West End, Queensferry Street station.

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Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy is to train which takes 46 min and costs £3 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy.
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  • Distance: 11.5 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £6 - £17 and the journey takes 46 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance D every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £5 - £8 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 Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £17
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance D
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
£35 - £55
UberX
£35 - £55
uberXL
£55 - £80
Exec
£55 - £80
Taxi from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
£60 - £80
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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Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance D.

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Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Kirkcaldy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy is 28 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy.

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There are 2528+ hotels available in Kirkcaldy. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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