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There are 4 ways to get from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the train from Kirkcaldy to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay

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Bus  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance A to Buchanan Bus Station X27
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place 901 / ...

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Train, bus  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow, North Court to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place 901 / ...

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay 86.7 miles

Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Kirkcaldy and Wemyss Bay is around 3h 33m and covers a distance of around 102 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 9m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 35m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER, CrossCountry and others, the Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay service departs from Kirkcaldy and arrives in Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place. Typically 111 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 24m
Layover time:
1h 9m
Total time:
3h 33m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 35m
Journey distance:
102 miles
Services per week:
111
Cheapest price:
£21
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:56
Last service departs at:
23:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay train, walk and bus schedules

Kirkcaldy → Wemyss Bay
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Wemyss Bay is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Wemyss Bay is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kirkcaldy station to Wemyss Bay. However, there are services departing from Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance A and arriving at Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 58m.

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The distance between Kirkcaldy and Wemyss Bay is 69 miles. The road distance is 86.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay without a car is to train which takes 3h 30m and costs £21 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay, including transfers.

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Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance A.

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The best way to get from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay is to train which takes 3h 30m and costs £21 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £20 and takes 3h 58m.

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Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay.

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  • Distance: 69 miles
  • Duration: 3h 30m

What companies run services between Kirkcaldy, Scotland and Wemyss Bay, Scotland?

You can take a train from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay via Haymarket, Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Wemyss Bay, and Wemyss Bay Station in around 3h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kirkcaldy to Wemyss Bay via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 58m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Kirkcaldy to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £16
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £16
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Train from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £17
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £17
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Kirkcaldy to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £60
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £60
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Kirkcaldy to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£24 - £100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£24 - £29
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Train from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£24 - £100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£24 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, North Court to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £6
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £6
Website
McGills Bus Service
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance A to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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