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

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  1. Take the train from Prestonpans to Edinburgh

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Prestonpans, Ayres Wynd to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place

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  1. Take a taxi from Prestonpans to Edinburgh

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  1. Drive from Prestonpans to Edinburgh

Prestonpans to Edinburgh by train

The train journey time between Prestonpans and Edinburgh is around 13 min and covers a distance of around 9 miles. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 133 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

133 Weekly Trains
13 min Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh is to train which costs £2 - £6 and takes 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prestonpans, Ayres Wynd and arriving at Edinburgh, Waterloo Place. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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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 13 min.

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The distance between Prestonpans and Edinburgh is 8 miles. The road distance is 9.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 13 min and costs £2 - £6.

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The train from Prestonpans to Edinburgh takes 13 min 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 First ScotRail Service, depart from Prestonpans station.

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The best way to get from Prestonpans to Edinburgh is to train which takes 13 min and costs £2 - £6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £5 and takes 51 min.

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  • Distance: 8.3 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Prestonpans to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost £2 - £6 and the journey takes 13 min. Alternatively, Lothian Buses operates a bus from Prestonpans, Ayres Wynd to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £1 - £5 and the journey takes 51 min. East Coast Buses also services this route every 30 minutes.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestonpans to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £6
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £6
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Prestonpans, Ayres Wynd to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 Prestonpans, Northfield House to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
East Coast Buses
Other operators
Taxi from Prestonpans to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
£24 - £29
Taxi and Hutch
Phone
+44 131 665 5600
Website
taxiandhutch.com
Axis Taxis
Phone
+44 7340 567467
Alba Taxis
Phone
+44 1875 815 000

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

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

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

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