There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Tranent by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  12 min

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Bus  •  44 min

  1. 104 / ...

$2 - $6

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. 11.7 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  19 min

  1. 11.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  19 min

  1. 11.7 miles

$23 - $35

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Tranent hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, East Coast Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Tranent every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 44 min. Lothian Buses also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Prestonpans
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Bus operators
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) to Tranent, Cross Keys Inn
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) to Tranent, Cross Keys Inn
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Tranent
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$23 - $35
uberX
$23 - $35
uberXL
$35 - $50
UberEXEC
$35 - $50
Taxi from Edinburgh to Tranent
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Tranent is 15 km. The road distance is 19 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Tranent is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Tranent is to train which takes 12 min and costs £3 - £5.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Prestonpans. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) and arriving at Tranent, Cross Keys Inn. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

The train from Edinburgh to Prestonpans takes 12 min including transfers and departs hourly.