There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Stirling

$11 - $21

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Rideshare  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Stirling 36.6 miles

$3 - $8

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Bus  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Stirling, Bus Station 909 / ...

$5 - $15

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle 39.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle 39.4 miles

$8 - $13

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Stirling, Bus Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. 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. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle is 32 miles. The road distance is 39.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle without a car is to train which takes 59 min and costs .

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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 Castle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle is to train which takes 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Edinburgh to Stirling Castle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stirling, Bus Station.

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

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  • Distance: 31.5 miles
  • Duration: 59 min

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

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

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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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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 Castle
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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 Stirling Castle is 39 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle.

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There are 316+ hotels available in Stirling Castle. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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

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