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

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  •  4 h 40 min

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

$38 - $91

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) M90 / ...

$36 - $59

2 alternative options

Night train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Elgin to Edinburgh

$55 - $75

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 takes 3 h 19 min and costs £28 - £45.

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The distance between Elgin and Edinburgh is 189 km. The road distance is 278 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Elgin to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elgin to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Elgin, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Elgin and arriving at Edinburgh. The journey takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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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 40 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Elgin to Edinburgh every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 30 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 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Night train from Elgin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $75
Bus operators
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 (Stances 11 & 12)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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