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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Huntly

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the bus from Dyce, Skene Place to Portsoy, Seafield Street

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Portsoy, Seafield Street

Bus via Dundee

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Portsoy, Seafield Street

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Portsoy

Edinburgh to Portsoy by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Portsoy is around 6h 14m and covers a distance of around 187 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 38m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 56m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER, CrossCountry and others, the Edinburgh to Portsoy service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Portsoy, Seafield Street. Typically 69 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 35m
Layover time:
1h 38m
Total time:
6h 14m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 56m
Journey distance:
187 miles
Services per week:
69
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:30
Last service departs at:
21:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Portsoy train and bus schedules

Edinburgh → Portsoy
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Portsoy is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Portsoy is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy is to bus, which costs £24 - £40 and takes 6h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Portsoy. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Portsoy, Seafield Street via Union Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 29m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Portsoy is 122 miles. The road distance is 170.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £100 - £300.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Portsoy bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £100 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £40 and takes 6h 29m.

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Edinburgh to Portsoy bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Portsoy, Seafield Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Portsoy is 171 miles. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Edinburgh to Portsoy.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy.
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  • Distance: 121.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Portsoy via Aberdeen and Huntly in around 4h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Portsoy via Union Square Bus Station in around 6h 29m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Train from Aberdeen to Huntly
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dyce, Skene Place to Portsoy, Seafield Street
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Portsoy, Seafield Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £19
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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