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

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Train  •  6 min

  1. Take the train from Musselburgh to Edinburgh

£1 - £4

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Bus  •  29 min

  1. Take the bus from Musselburgh, High Street to Hillside, Leopold Place 26 / ...

£1 - £5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Musselburgh to Edinburgh 7 miles

£18 - £22

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Musselburgh to Edinburgh 7 miles

£1 - £2

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The most affordable way to get from Musselburgh to Edinburgh is to drive, which costs £1 - £2 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Musselburgh to Edinburgh is to train which costs £1 - £4 and takes 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Musselburgh, High Street and arriving at Hillside, Leopold Place. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Musselburgh and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 min.

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The distance between Musselburgh and Edinburgh is 6 miles. The road distance is 7 miles.

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The best way to get from Musselburgh to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 6 min and costs £1 - £4.

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The train from Musselburgh to Edinburgh takes 6 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Musselburgh to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, depart from Musselburgh, High Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Musselburgh to Edinburgh is to train which takes 6 min and costs £1 - £4. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £5 and takes 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Musselburgh to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 5.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Musselburgh to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost £1 - £4 and the journey takes 6 min. Alternatively, Lothian Buses operates a bus from Musselburgh, High Street to Hillside, Leopold Place every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £1 - £5 and the journey takes 29 min. East Coast Buses also services this route every 30 minutes.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Musselburgh to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1 - £4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£2 - £4
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Musselburgh, High Street to Hillside, Leopold Place
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Musselburgh, High Street to Edinburgh, St Andrew's House
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
East Coast Buses
Other operators
Taxi from Musselburgh to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
£18 - £22
Toun Taxis
Phone
+44 131 665 0077
Website
toun-taxis.co.uk
R & J's Taxis
Phone
+44 131 665 2020
Musselburgh Taxis
Phone
+44 131 665 2121
Website
musselburghtaxis.com
9090 Taxis
Phone
+44 131 665 9090
Website
9090taxis.com

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Musselburgh to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Hillside, Leopold Place station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Musselburgh to Edinburgh is 7 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Musselburgh to Edinburgh.

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