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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy by train, bus, night train 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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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Oldmeldrum, The Square to Macduff, Union Road

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the bus from Oldmeldrum, The Square to Macduff, Union Road

Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the bus from Oldmeldrum, The Square to Macduff, Union Road

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Portsoy
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The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy is to bus, which costs £25 - £40 and takes 7h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Portsoy is to drive which costs £45 - £75 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, Oldmeldrum, The Square and Macduff, Union Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 13m.

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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 45m and costs £100 - £300.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m 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 45m and costs £100 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £40 and takes 7h 13m.

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Edinburgh to Portsoy bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Macduff, Union Road 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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  • Distance: 121.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Portsoy via Union Square Bus Station, Oldmeldrum, The Square, and Macduff, Union Road in around 7h 13m.

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 26m
Frequency
Every 2 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
53 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
Phone
01224591381
Email
bluebird.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oldmeldrum, The Square to Macduff, Union Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
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 3 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK

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