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There are 5 ways to get from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh by train, bus or car

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street  •  2h 13m

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$25 - $34

Cheapest option

Line 4 bus, bus via Falkirk, Weir Street  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Kilmarnock, Church Street to Buchanan Bus Station 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Grahamston Station X37
  3. Take the bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Edinburgh, Princes Street 38

$14 - $17

3 alternative options

Line 4 bus, bus Scottish Citylink  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Glasgow, West George Lane 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street 900

$16 - $23

Train  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh

$20 - $34

Drive  •  1h 16m

  1. Drive from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh 66.1 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh is to line 4 bus and bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kilmarnock station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Kilmarnock, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Kilmarnock and arriving at Edinburgh via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 43m.

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The distance between Kilmarnock and Edinburgh is 56 miles. The road distance is 66.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £19 - £27.

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It takes approximately 2h 13m to get from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Kilmarnock to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Kilmarnock, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £19 - £27. Alternatively, you can line 4 bus and bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 2h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 56 miles
  • Duration: 2h 13m

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

You can take a train from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh via Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow, Dundas Street, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 2h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh via Glasgow, West George Lane and Buchanan Bus Station in around 2h 38m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Kilmarnock to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Glasgow, West George Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Kilmarnock, Church Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Grahamston Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First

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Kilmarnock to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kilmarnock to Edinburgh is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1h 16m to drive from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh.

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