Trains from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy train information

Edinburgh Kirkcaldy train map

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Arrival Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 11 Miles

Which operators can I use?

Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train from Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Kirkcaldy (Eastern Scotland). The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.

How long is the train?

Using the train is a quick and convenient way to cover the 11 miles from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy train tickets

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Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy: the best time to book cheap trains

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Purchasing your train ticket beforehand is often cheaper than leaving it to the day you travel. However, as you may see in the chart above, the price of train tickets Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy tend to remain approximately the same and cost £8.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy train tickets

The best way to spend less on your Edinburgh Kirkcaldy train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy cost on average £50.00 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it turns out that after only 2 one way journeys from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare