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

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  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Lochgelly

Bus, line 19 bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Halbeath, Park & Ride Arrival Bay
  2. Take the line 19 bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride Arrival Bay to Lochgelly Centre

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Lochgelly

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Lochgelly

Edinburgh to Lochgelly by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Lochgelly is around 48 min and covers a distance of around 24 miles. The fastest train normally takes 46 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 138 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
48 min
Fastest train time:
46 min
Train distance:
24 miles
Trains per week:
138
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:15
Last train departs at:
23:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Lochgelly train schedules

Edinburgh → Lochgelly
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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Lochgelly is to drive, which costs £3 - £6 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Lochgelly is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Lochgelly. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Lochgelly Centre via Halbeath, Park & Ride Arrival Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Lochgelly. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Lochgelly is 13 miles. The road distance is 23.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Lochgelly without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs £5 - £16.

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The train from Edinburgh to Lochgelly takes 47 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Edinburgh to Lochgelly train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Lochgelly is to train which takes 47 min and costs £5 - £16. Alternatively, you can bus and line 19 bus, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 1h 10m.

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  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Lochgelly hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £16 and the journey takes 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Lochgelly via Halbeath, Park & Ride Arrival Bay in around 1h 10m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Lochgelly
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £16
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £16
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Halbeath, Park & Ride Arrival Bay
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride Arrival Bay to Lochgelly Centre
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Lochgelly
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
£50 - £65
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 Lochgelly bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Lochgelly Centre station.

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Edinburgh to Lochgelly train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Lochgelly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Lochgelly is 23 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Edinburgh to Lochgelly.

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