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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Leslie by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay X59 / ...

Cheapest option

Train, line 32 bus  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Cardenden
  2. Take the line 32 bus from Cardenden, School Lane to Tanshall, Golf Course Road 32 / ...

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glenrothes with Thornton
  2. Take the bus from Thornton, Railway Station to Leslie, Allan Street 39A / ...

Bus via Kirkcaldy, Bus Station  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station X58 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kirkcaldy, Bus Station to Leslie, Allan Street 39A / ...

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Leslie 30.9 miles

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Leslie 30.9 miles

Edinburgh to Leslie by bus

The bus journey time between Edinburgh and Leslie is around 1h 54m and covers a distance of around 36 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 31 min. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 20m. Operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, the Edinburgh to Leslie bus service departs from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arrives in Leslie, Glenwood Road. Typically 151 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
1h 22m
Layover time:
31 min
Total time:
1h 54m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
1h 20m
Bus distance:
36 miles
Buses per week:
151
Cheapest price:
£8
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:00
Last bus departs at:
21:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Leslie bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Leslie is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Leslie is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Leslie is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Leslie is to taxi which costs £70 - £85 and takes 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Leslie. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Leslie, Glenwood Road via Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Leslie is 17 miles. The road distance is 30.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Leslie without a car is to bus which takes 1h 45m and costs £8 - £12.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Edinburgh to Leslie, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Leslie bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Leslie bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Leslie is 31 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Edinburgh to Leslie.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Leslie. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 17.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Leslie, Fife, Scotland?

Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay hourly. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 1h 6m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Cardenden
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £17
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£13 - £17
Train from Edinburgh to Glenrothes with Thornton
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Cardenden, School Lane to Tanshall, Golf Course Road
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Thornton, Railway Station to Leslie, Allan Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Kirkcaldy, Bus Station to Leslie, Allan Street
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Leslie
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
£70 - £85
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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