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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Markinch

£7 - £110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 38m

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

£6 - £9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street 33.9 miles

£75 - £95

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street 33.9 miles

£5 - £8

Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street by train and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Markinch, Balbirnie Street is around 48 min and covers a distance of around 33 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 41 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service and CrossCountry. Typically 246 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
48 min
Fastest journey time:
41 min
Services per week:
246
Cheapest price:
£7
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:30
Last service departs at:
23:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street train and walk schedules

Edinburgh → Markinch, Balbirnie Street
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 40 min.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £75 - £95 and takes 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Markinch, Balbirnie Street via Glenrothes, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Markinch. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Markinch, Balbirnie Street is 18 miles. The road distance is 33.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street without a car is to train which takes 52 min and costs £7 - £110.

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The train from Edinburgh to Markinch takes 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street is to train which takes 52 min and costs £7 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1h 38m.

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  • Distance: 17.7 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Markinch, Balbirnie Street, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Markinch hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £21 and the journey takes 45 min. CrossCountry also services this route once daily. Alternatively, 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 Markinch
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
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 Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
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 Markinch, Balbirnie Street bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay.

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Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Markinch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street is 34 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Edinburgh to Markinch, Balbirnie Street.

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