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There are 4 ways to get from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Inverkeithing to Haymarket
  2. Take the bus from Haymarket Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo N26 / ...

£3 - £93

3 alternative options

Line 747 bus, bus  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 747 bus from Inverkeithing, Back O' Yards to Edinburgh Airport, Airport 747
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo 100 / ...

£5 - £10

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo 11 miles

£27 - £33

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo 11 miles

£1 - £3

Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Inverkeithing and Edinburgh Zoo is around 32 min and covers a distance of around 14 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 23 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER, CrossCountry and others. Typically 566 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
32 min
Fastest journey time:
23 min
Services per week:
566
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:19
Last service departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo train, bus and walk schedules

Inverkeithing → Edinburgh Zoo
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The cheapest way to get from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo is to taxi which costs £27 - £33 and takes 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo. However, there are services departing from Inverkeithing, Back O' Yards and arriving at Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo via Edinburgh Airport, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Inverkeithing and Edinburgh Zoo is 8 miles. The road distance is 11 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo without a car is to train and bus which takes 30 min and costs £2 - £95.

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It takes approximately 30 min to get from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo, including transfers.

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Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Inverkeithing, Back O' Yards station.

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Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo is 11 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo.

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Map of how to get from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo.
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  • Distance: 7.9 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Inverkeithing, Scotland and Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo via Edinburgh Airport, Airport and Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo in around 46 min.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverkeithing to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £8
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £8
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverkeithing to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£1 - £50
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £50
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Haymarket Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Haymarket Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Scottish Citylink
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Haymarket Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
Ember
Phone
+44 131 510 4007
Email
ride@ember.to
Website
ember.to
Bus from Haymarket Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
ember.to
Bo'Ness Area Community B
Phone
+44 737 698-0049
Website
bonesscommunitybus.scot
Bus from Haymarket Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Bo'Ness Area Community B
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverkeithing, Back O' Yards to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
£27 - £33
Uptown Cabs
Phone
+44 1383 621 117
M & M Taxis
Phone
+44 1383 727 235
Corporate Taxi Dunfermline
Phone
+44 1383 252 525
Website
corporatetaxi.co.uk
MSD Taxi Cowdenbeath
Phone
+44 1383 514 100
Website
msd-taxi.business.site
Mitchell's Taxi
Phone
+44 7834 765 840
Adams Taxi
Phone
+44 1383 512 344

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