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There are 4 ways to get from Elgin to Edinburgh by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$33 - $91

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Night train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the night train from Elgin to Haymarket

$30 - $70

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station M90 / ...

$43 - $61

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Elgin to Edinburgh 173.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Elgin to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Elgin to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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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 6 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Elgin and arriving at Haymarket. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Elgin and Edinburgh is 118 miles. The road distance is 173.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs £25 - £70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Elgin to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Elgin to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at 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 4 h 42 min and costs £25 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Elgin to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 118.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Elgin to Edinburgh via Aberdeen in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elgin to Edinburgh via Inverness, Marks and Spencer and Inverness, Bus Station in around 6 h 1 min.

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
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $26
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Night train from Elgin to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $70
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$0
Sleeper Berth Solo
$4
Sleeper Seat
$12 - $18
Night train from Elgin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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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 173 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Elgin to Edinburgh.

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