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

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Train  •  44m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

$8 - $50

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Rideshare  •  57m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 28.9 miles

$4

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station X58 / ...

$6 - $10

Night train  •  35m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

$15 - $23

Taxi  •  40m

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 28.7 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  40m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 28.7 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  40m

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 28.7 miles

$50 - $70

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

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy is to night train which costs £12 - £18 and takes 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Kirkcaldy, Bus Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Kirkcaldy. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy is 12 miles. The road distance is 28.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy without a car is to train which takes 44m and costs £6 - £35.

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The train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy takes 44m including transfers and departs every 30 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 44m and costs £6 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy.
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  • Distance: 11.5 miles
  • Duration: 44m

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 44m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 1h 2m.

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
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$189
Sleeper Seat
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
57m
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
40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$50 - $70
UberX
$50 - $70
uberXL
$75 - $110
Exec
$75 - $110
Taxi from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
40m
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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

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Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Kirkcaldy, Bus Station.

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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 29 miles. It takes approximately 40m to drive from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy.

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There are 2478+ hotels available in Kirkcaldy. Prices start at $68 USD 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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