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

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Stirling

£5 - £23

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Rideshare  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Stirling 38.8 miles

£3 - £6

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Stirling, Bus Station 38 / ...

£7 - £11

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle 39.8 miles

£90 - £110

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle 39.8 miles

£6 - £10

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle is to rideshare which costs £3 - £6 and takes 1h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle is to taxi which costs £90 - £110 and takes 47 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 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Stirling. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle is 32 miles. The road distance is 39.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs £5 - £23.

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The train from Edinburgh to Stirling takes 42 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Stirling Castle bus services, operated by First Scotland East, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street 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 56 min and costs £5 - £23. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle.
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  • Distance: 31.5 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle hourly. Tickets cost £8 - £23 and the journey takes 42 min. LNER also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, First Scotland East operates a bus from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 2h 18m. Scottish Citylink also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
Bus operators
First Scotland East
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
1h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
£90 - £110
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Stirling Castle bus services, operated by First Scotland East, 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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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Stirling Castle is 40 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle.

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There are 382+ hotels available in Stirling Castle. Prices start at £75 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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