There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Prestonpans by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  12 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Prestonpans

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Bus  •  47 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Dublin Street (at 14) to Prestonpans, Post Office N26 / ...

$2 - $5

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Prestonpans 10 miles

$30 - $45

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Prestonpans 10 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Prestonpans 10 miles

$20 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Prestonpans is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Prestonpans is to train which costs £3 - £5 and takes 12 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Prestonpans is 8 miles. The road distance is 10 miles.

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The train from Edinburgh to Prestonpans takes 12 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Dublin Street (at 14) and arriving at Prestonpans, Post Office. Services depart every five minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Prestonpans. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Prestonpans hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, Lothian Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Prestonpans every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 47 min. East Coast Buses also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Prestonpans
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Dublin Street (at 14) to Prestonpans, Post Office
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) to Prestonpans, Northfield House
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Prestonpans
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$20 - $29
uberX
$20 - $29
uberXL
$30 - $45
UberEXEC
$30 - $45
Taxi from Edinburgh to Prestonpans
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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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