There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Musselburgh by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Train  •  5 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Musselburgh

$3 - $4

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Bus  •  28 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, St Andrew's House (Calton Hill) to Musselburgh, Police Station 113 / ...

$2 - $4

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Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Musselburgh 7 miles

$24 - $29

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Musselburgh 7 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  14 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Musselburgh 7 miles

$15 - $22

Walk  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Walk from Edinburgh to Musselburgh 6.6 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, St Andrew's House (Calton Hill) and arriving at Musselburgh, Police Station station. Services depart every five minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Musselburgh. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 5 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Musselburgh is 6 miles. The road distance is 7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Musselburgh without a car is to train which takes 5 min and costs .

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The train from Edinburgh to Musselburgh takes 5 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Musselburgh bus services, operated by East Coast Buses, depart from Edinburgh, St Andrew's House (Calton Hill) station.

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Edinburgh to Musselburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Musselburgh is to train which takes 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28 min.

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Edinburgh to Musselburgh bus services, operated by East Coast Buses, arrive at Musselburgh, Police Station.

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Edinburgh to Musselburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Musselburgh station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Musselburgh.
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  • Distance: 5.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Musselburgh hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 5 min. Alternatively, East Coast Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Musselburgh every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 28 min. Lothian Buses also services this route every 5 minutes.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Musselburgh
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $4
Bus operators
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, St Andrew's House (Calton Hill) to Musselburgh, Police Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, South St David Street (Jenners) to Musselburgh, Police Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Musselburgh
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$15 - $22
UberX
$15 - $22
uberXL
$22 - $35
Exec
$24 - $35
Taxi from Edinburgh to Musselburgh
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$24 - $29
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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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Musselburgh is 7 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Edinburgh to Musselburgh.

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