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

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Bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$33 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$32 - $44

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$45 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Portpatrick 136.2 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Portpatrick. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) and arriving at Portpatrick, Post Office via Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Portpatrick is 108 miles. The road distance is 136.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Portpatrick without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Edinburgh to Portpatrick, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Portpatrick bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10).

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Portpatrick is to bus which takes 4 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Edinburgh to Portpatrick bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Portpatrick is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Edinburgh to Portpatrick.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Portpatrick. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Portpatrick.
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  • Distance: 108.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Portpatrick every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Portpatrick via Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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