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  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

$8 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 28.9 miles

$4

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 2 min

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

$11

Night train  •  35 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

$15 - $23

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 28.7 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 28.7 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  40 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy 28.7 miles

$50 - $70

Questions & Answers

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 train which costs £6 - £35 and takes 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Kirkcaldy, Bus Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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

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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 35 min and costs £6 - £35.

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

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Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) 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 35 min and costs £6 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy.
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  • Distance: 11.5 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy every 3 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 35 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 1 h 2 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
Every 3 hours
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
$15 - $23
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$190
Sleeper Seat
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
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
Assist
$50 - $70
UberX
$50 - $70
uberXL
$75 - $110
Exec
$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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