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There are 5 ways to get from South Queensferry to Edinburgh by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Dalmeny to Edinburgh

£2 - £6

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Rideshare  •  33 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Queensferry to Edinburgh 10.2 miles

£1

3 alternative options

Bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus from Queensferry, Slip Road to Edinburgh, Princes Street X52 / ...

£1 - £5

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Queensferry to Edinburgh 9.1 miles

£22 - £27

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from South Queensferry to Edinburgh 9.1 miles

£1 - £2

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The cheapest way to get from South Queensferry to Edinburgh is to rideshare which costs £1 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Queensferry to Edinburgh is to taxi which costs £22 - £27 and takes 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Queensferry, Slip Road and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dalmeny and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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The distance between South Queensferry and Edinburgh is 8 miles. The road distance is 9.1 miles.

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The best way to get from South Queensferry to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs £2 - £6.

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The train from Dalmeny to Edinburgh takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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South Queensferry to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Queensferry, Slip Road station.

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South Queensferry to Edinburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Dalmeny station.

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The best way to get from South Queensferry to Edinburgh is to train which takes 19 min and costs £2 - £6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £5 and takes 25 min.

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Map of how to get from South Queensferry to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 8.2 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

What companies run services between South Queensferry, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Dalmeny to Edinburgh every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £6 and the journey takes 19 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Queensferry, Slip Road to Edinburgh, Princes Street every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 25 min. Lothian Country 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 Dalmeny to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £6
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queensferry, Slip Road to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Queensferry, The Loan to West End, Queensferry Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Queensferry to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£1
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from South Queensferry to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
£22 - £27
Uptown Cabs
Phone
+44 1383 621 117
M & M Taxis
Phone
+44 1383 727 235
Corporate Taxi Dunfermline
Phone
+44 1383 252 525
Website
corporatetaxi.co.uk
West Lothian Taxis
Phone
+44 1506 444 550
Livingstone Taxis
Phone
+44 1506 415 000
Fair Deal Cabs
Phone
+44 1506 499 111
Website
fairdeal-cabs.co.uk
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
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
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk
MSD Taxi Cowdenbeath
Phone
+44 1383 514 100
Website
msd-taxi.business.site
Mitchell's Taxi
Phone
+44 7834 765 840
Adams Taxi
Phone
+44 1383 512 344
Freddies Private Hire
Phone
+44 1501 732 323
Fixed Rate Taxis
Phone
+44 1506 444 555

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South Queensferry to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between South Queensferry to Edinburgh is 9 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from South Queensferry to Edinburgh.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between South Queensferry and Edinburgh. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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