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There are 5 ways to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  13m

  1. Take the train from Prestonpans to Edinburgh

$4 - $21

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Bus  •  47m

  1. Take the bus from Prestonpans, Ayres Wynd to Hillside, Leopold Place 26 / ...

$2

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  19m

  1. Take a taxi from Prestonpans to Edinburgh 10.1 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  19m

  1. Drive from Prestonpans to Edinburgh 10.1 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  19m

  1. Take an Uber from Prestonpans to Edinburgh 10.1 miles

$20 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £2 and takes 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh is to train which costs £3 - £16 and takes 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prestonpans, Ayres Wynd and arriving at Hillside, Leopold Place. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Prestonpans and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13m.

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The distance between Prestonpans and Edinburgh is 8 miles. The road distance is 10.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 13m and costs £3 - £16.

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The train from Prestonpans to Edinburgh takes 13m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Prestonpans to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, depart from Prestonpans, Ayres Wynd station.

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

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The best way to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh is to train which takes 13m and costs £3 - £16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 47m.

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Map of how to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 8.3 miles
  • Duration: 13m

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

ScotRail operates a train from Prestonpans to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 13m. Caledonian Sleeper also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, Lothian Buses operates a bus from Prestonpans to Edinburgh every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 47m. East Coast Buses also services this route hourly.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestonpans to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Prestonpans to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$189
Sleeper Seat
$14 - $21
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Prestonpans, Ayres Wynd to Hillside, Leopold Place
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Prestonpans, Northfield House to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Prestonpans to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $28
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uber.com
Assist
$20 - $28
UberX
$20 - $28
uberXL
$30 - $45
Exec
$30 - $45
Taxi from Prestonpans to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
19m
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prestonpans to Edinburgh is 10 miles. It takes approximately 19m to drive from Prestonpans to Edinburgh.

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