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

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Train  •  12 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Prestonpans

$4 - $6

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Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) to Tranent, Cross Keys Inn 104 / ...

$2 - $6

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Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Tranent 11.7 miles

$35 - $50

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Tranent 11.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Tranent 11.7 miles

$23 - $35

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

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

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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.

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

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The distance between Edinburgh and Tranent is 9 miles. The road distance is 11.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Tranent without a car is to train which takes 12 min and costs £3 - £5.

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

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Edinburgh to Tranent bus services, operated by East Coast Buses, depart from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Tranent is to train which takes 12 min and costs £3 - £5. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £4 and takes 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Tranent.
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  • Distance: 9.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 min

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 5 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
5 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
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uber.com
Assist
$23 - $35
UberX
$23 - $35
uberXL
$35 - $50
Exec
$35 - $50
Taxi from Edinburgh to Tranent
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$35 - $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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Edinburgh to Tranent bus services, operated by East Coast Buses, arrive at Tranent, Cross Keys Inn station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Tranent is 12 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Edinburgh to Tranent.

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