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

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Train via Glasgow

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Saltcoats

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Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Saltcoats

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Saltcoats Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Saltcoats

Edinburgh to Saltcoats by train and walk

233 Weekly Services
1h 55m Average Duration
£17 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Saltcoats is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Saltcoats is to drive which takes 1h 30m and costs £12 - £18.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Saltcoats station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Saltcoats Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Saltcoats. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Saltcoats via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 55m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Saltcoats is 66 miles. The road distance is 78.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Saltcoats without a car is to train via Glasgow which takes 1h 55m and costs £16 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to get from Edinburgh to Saltcoats, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Saltcoats bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Saltcoats train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Saltcoats is to train via Glasgow which takes 1h 55m and costs £16 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 3h 20m.

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  • Distance: 66 miles
  • Duration: 1h 55m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Saltcoats via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central in around 1h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Saltcoats via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 20m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Central to Saltcoats
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £19
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Saltcoats Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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Edinburgh to Saltcoats bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Saltcoats Station.

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Edinburgh to Saltcoats train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Saltcoats station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Saltcoats is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Edinburgh to Saltcoats.

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