There are 5 ways to get from Elgin to Edinburgh by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Aberdeen
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

£17 - £164

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station G90 / ...

£34 - £48

Night train  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the night train from Elgin to Haymarket

£40 - £130

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Elgin to Edinburgh 161.6 miles

£28 - £45

Drive, fly  •  4h 40m

  1. Drive from Elgin to Wick
  2. Fly from Wick (WIC) to Edinburgh (EDI) WIC - EDI

£80 - £161

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The cheapest way to get from Elgin to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Elgin to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elgin station to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Elgin, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 17m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Elgin and arriving at Haymarket. This train operates Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 49m.

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The distance between Elgin and Edinburgh is 118 miles. The road distance is 161.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 4h 44m and costs £17 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Elgin to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Elgin to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, depart from Elgin, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Elgin to Edinburgh is to train which takes 4h 44m and costs £17 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 6h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Elgin to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 118.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

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

You can take a train from Elgin to Edinburgh via Aberdeen in around 4h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elgin to Edinburgh via Inverness, Bus Station in around 6h 17m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Wick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Elgin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £45
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £85
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Night train from Elgin to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£40 - £130
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£95 - £130
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £120
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £120
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink

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The quickest flight from Wick Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Elgin to Edinburgh is 162 miles. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Elgin to Edinburgh.

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Loganair offers flights from Wick Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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