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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 36 min

$32 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus via Dundee City Centre, Railway Station  •  7 h 13 min

  1. X7
  2. X54

$21 - $32

2 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h 51 min

  1. G92 / ...

$29 - $49

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. 153.2 miles

$30 - $50

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

ScotRail operates a train from Peterhead to Edinburgh every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Peterhead to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43)
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Dundee City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Railway Station to Edinburgh, George Street (St Andrew Church)
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Peterhead and Edinburgh is 193 km. The road distance is 245 km.

The cheapest way to get from Peterhead to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £15 - £24 and takes 7 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Peterhead to Edinburgh is to drive which takes 2 h 56 min and costs £24 - £40.

No, there is no direct bus from Peterhead to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Peterhead, Links Terrace and arriving at West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43) via Ellon, Park & Ride (Ellon Park & Ride) and Union Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Peterhead to Edinburgh, including transfers.