There are 6 ways to get from Musselburgh to Edinburgh by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Train  •  6 min

  1. Take the train from Musselburgh to Edinburgh

$3 - $4

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Bus  •  28 min

  1. Take the bus from Musselburgh, Police Station to Hillside, Leopold Place (opp 8) 26 / ...

$2 - $4

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Musselburgh to Edinburgh 7.1 miles

$25 - $30

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Musselburgh to Edinburgh 7.1 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Musselburgh to Edinburgh 7.1 miles

$16 - $22

Walk  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Walk from Musselburgh to Edinburgh 6.6 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Musselburgh to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Musselburgh to Edinburgh is to train which costs £2 - £3 and takes 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Musselburgh, Police Station station and arriving at Hillside, Leopold Place (opp 8). Services depart every five minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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

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The distance between Musselburgh and Edinburgh is 6 miles. The road distance is 7.1 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 £2 - £3.

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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, arrive at Musselburgh, Police 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 £2 - £3. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £3 and takes 28 min.

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Musselburgh to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Hillside, Leopold Place (opp 8) station.

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

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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 $3 - $4 and the journey takes 6 min. Alternatively, Lothian Buses operates a bus from Musselburgh to Edinburgh every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 28 min. East Coast Buses also services this route every 15 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
$3 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $4
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Musselburgh, Police Station to Hillside, Leopold Place (opp 8)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Musselburgh, Police Station to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (Regent Bridge)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Musselburgh to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$16 - $22
UberX
$16 - $22
uberXL
$23 - $35
Exec
$24 - $35
Taxi from Musselburgh to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$25 - $30
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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