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

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Bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Dublin Street (at 14) to Prestonpans, Post Office 26 / ...

$2 - $5

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Prestonpans 10 miles

$30 - $40

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 - $28

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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 10 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 49 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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The distance between Edinburgh and Prestonpans is 8 miles. The road distance is 10 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Prestonpans without a car is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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

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Edinburgh to Prestonpans bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, depart from Edinburgh, Dublin Street (at 14) station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Prestonpans is to train which takes 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 49 min.

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Edinburgh to Prestonpans bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Prestonpans, Post Office station.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Prestonpans.
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  • Distance: 8.3 miles
  • Duration: 12 min

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 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 49 min. East Coast Buses also services this route every 30 minutes.

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
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 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
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 - $28
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uber.com
Assist
$20 - $28
UberX
$20 - $28
uberXL
$30 - $45
Exec
$30 - $45
Taxi from Edinburgh to Prestonpans
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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 Prestonpans is 10 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Edinburgh to Prestonpans.

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