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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Stirling by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Stirling

$11 - $21

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Rideshare  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Stirling 36.6 miles

$3 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Stirling, Bus Station 909 / ...

$5 - $15

Night train  •  38 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Stirling

$16 - $24

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Stirling 36.7 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Stirling 36.7 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Stirling is to rideshare which costs £3 - £6 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Stirling is to night train which costs £13 - £19 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Stirling, Bus Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Stirling. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Stirling is 31 miles. The road distance is 36.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stirling without a car is to train which takes 45 min and costs £9 - £16.

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The train from Edinburgh to Stirling takes 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stirling is to train which takes 45 min and costs £9 - £16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £3 - £11 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Stirling.
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  • Distance: 31 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Stirling hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 45 min. LNER also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Stirling hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min. First also services this route every 20 minutes.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Stirling
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Stirling
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$189
Sleeper Seat
$16 - $24
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Stirling
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $8
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Edinburgh to Stirling
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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Edinburgh to Stirling bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stirling, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Stirling is 37 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Edinburgh to Stirling.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and Stirling. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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