How to travel from Stirling to Edinburgh

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from Stirling to Edinburgh

You can get from Stirling to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Stirling to Edinburgh on Oct 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:20AMStirling, Gooscroft Bus Station0h58 10:18AMEdinburgh
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09:20AMStirling, Gooscroft Bus Station0h58 10:18AMEdinburgh
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05:30PMStirling, Gooscroft Bus Station0h53 06:23PMEdinburgh
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09:34AMStirling0h41 10:15AMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:20AMStirling, Gooscroft Bus Station1h29 10:49AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Stirling

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€6) • 53 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€13) • 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 30 miles (49 km) to Edinburgh from Stirling. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 41 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Stirling to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Stirling to Edinburgh

Travel Tips: Travel to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Stirling to Edinburgh.

There are 4 ways to travel from Stirling to Edinburgh including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh from Stirling is by taking a bus with an average price of $6 (€6).

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a bus is usually $7 (€7) less than taking a train to Edinburgh, which costs on average $13 (€13) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Stirling is by train with an average travel time of 41 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 53 min.

The distance from Stirling to Edinburgh is approximately 30 miles (49 km).

The average frequency per day from Stirling to Edinburgh is:

  • 8 buses per day.
  • 59 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Stirling and Edinburgh as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Stirling to Edinburgh:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Stirling to Edinburgh depart from Stirling, St Ninians Roundabout to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Stirling to Edinburgh depart from Stirling to Edinburgh Waverley.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Stirling to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can get you to Edinburgh by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Stirling to Edinburgh for $6 (€6) on Omio.
  • Travel with Scotrail for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Scotrail Stirling to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $13 (€13).

Yes, there are direct services available from Stirling to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Megabus with 8 direct buses per day.
  • You can find around 33 direct trains per day and travel with Scotrail.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Stirling to Edinburgh.

Looking to extend your trip from Stirling to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Stirling to Edinburgh usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Stirling to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $6 (€6) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $13 (€13) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Stirling to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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