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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to The Kelpies by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 2 bus  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Falkirk Grahamston Edinburgh - Dunblane / ...
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Grangemouth, Tweed Street 2

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Bus  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Grangemouth, Newlands Garage 909

3 alternative options

Bus via Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church  •  2h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church X38

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to The Kelpies 25 miles

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to The Kelpies 25 miles

Edinburgh to The Kelpies by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and The Kelpies is around 1h 21m and covers a distance of around 29 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 25 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and First South East and Central Scotland. Typically 201 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

201 Weekly Services
1h 21m Average Duration
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The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to The Kelpies is to drive, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to The Kelpies is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Grangemouth, Newlands Garage. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and The Kelpies is 22 miles. The road distance is 25 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to The Kelpies without a car is to train and line 2 bus which takes 1h 21m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 21m to get from Edinburgh to The Kelpies, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to The Kelpies bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Grangemouth, Newlands Garage station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to The Kelpies is 25 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Edinburgh to The Kelpies.

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There are 113+ hotels available in The Kelpies. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 22.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 21m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and The Kelpies, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Grangemouth, Newlands Garage every 4 hours. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 1h 1m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Falkirk Grahamston
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £17
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £17
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Falkirk Grahamston
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£3 - £60
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
Bus operators
First South East and Central Scotland
Phone
0345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Grangemouth, Tweed Street
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
First South East and Central Scotland
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
First South East and Central Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Grangemouth, Newlands Garage
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to The Kelpies
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
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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