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There are 4 ways to get from Stirling to Kirkcaldy by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station 257

£7 - £10

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Train  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy

£8 - £90

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stirling to Kirkcaldy 39.5 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Stirling to Kirkcaldy 39.5 miles

£6 - £9

Stirling to Kirkcaldy by train

The train journey time between Stirling and Kirkcaldy is around 1h 44m and covers a distance of around 59 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 20m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and CrossCountry. Typically 189 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 44m
Fastest train time:
1h 20m
Train distance:
59 miles
Trains per week:
189
Cheapest price:
£10
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:42
Last train departs at:
23:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stirling to Kirkcaldy train schedules

Stirling → Kirkcaldy
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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Kirkcaldy is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Kirkcaldy is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stirling, Bus Station station and arriving at Kirkcaldy, Bus Station station. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stirling to Kirkcaldy. However, there are services departing from Stirling and arriving at Kirkcaldy via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 30m.

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It is 30 miles from Stirling to Kirkcaldy. It is approximately 39.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Kirkcaldy without a car is to bus which takes 1h 15m and costs £7 - £10.

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The bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station takes 1h 15m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Stirling to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Fishers Tours of Dundee, depart from Stirling, Bus Station.

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Stirling to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Stirling station.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Kirkcaldy is to bus which takes 1h 15m and costs £7 - £10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £7 - £90 and takes 1h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Stirling to Kirkcaldy.
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  • Distance: 30.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Kirkcaldy, Scotland?

Fishers Tours of Dundee operates a bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station once a week. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stirling to Kirkcaldy via Haymarket in around 1h 30m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
Train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £16
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £16
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
Train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £22
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £22
Bus operators
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Other operators
Taxi from Stirling to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Stirling Taxis
Phone
+44 1786 816 236
Website
stirlingtaxi.com
Jade Taxis
Phone
+44 1786 446 447
Website
stirlingtaxis.co.uk
City Cabs Stirling
Phone
+44 1786 465 557
Website
citycabs-stirling.co.uk
Braehead Taxis
Phone
+44 1786 445 544

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Stirling to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Fishers Tours of Dundee, arrive at Kirkcaldy, Bus Station.

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Stirling to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Kirkcaldy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Kirkcaldy is 40 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Stirling to Kirkcaldy.

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