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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Leven by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Markinch
  2. Take the bus from Markinch, High Street to Leven, Bus Station 43 / ...

£10 - £109

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Leven, Bus Station X60 / ...

£7 - £10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Leven 36.1 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Leven 36.1 miles

£5 - £8

Edinburgh to Leven by bus

The bus journey time between Edinburgh and Leven is around 1h 36m and covers a distance of around 39 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 32m. Operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, the Edinburgh to Leven bus service departs from West End, Queensferry Street and arrives in Leven, Bus Station. Typically 219 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Leven bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Leven is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Leven is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Leven, Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 34m.

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It is 19 miles from Edinburgh to Leven. It is approximately 36.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Leven without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h 22m and costs £9 - £110.

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It takes approximately 1h 22m to get from Edinburgh to Leven, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Leven is 36 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Edinburgh to Leven.

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There are 233+ hotels available in Leven. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 18.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 22m

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

Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Leven, Bus Station hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 1h 34m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Markinch
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Markinch, High Street to Leven, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Leven, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Moffat + Williamson
Phone
01592 774785
Email
enquiries@moffat-williamson.co.uk
Website
moffat-williamson.co.uk
Bus from Markinch, Howiegate Gardens to Leven, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Moffat + Williamson
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Leven
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
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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