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bus from Edinburgh to Stirling

Chilton, Wisconsin
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bus from Edinburgh to Stirling

Which bus should I take in Edinburgh to get to Stirling?

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1. Re: bus from Edinburgh to Stirling

Any reason for using the bus rather than train?

Route number 38 for the bus. Takes a couple of hours.

Train takes less than an hour.

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2. Re: bus from Edinburgh to Stirling

Citylink 909 travels that route (and onwards to Stirling University and Dunblane) hourly. For what it's worth, most folks find the train a quicker and more comfortable option (although the bus could well be cheaper).

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3. Re: bus from Edinburgh to Stirling

Citylink runs hourly and takes about an hour - not actually much longer than the train, but can feel like it.

However the last Citylink is about 1815 and the First buses after that take 2 hours as they go through Linlithgow and Falkirk.

The trains take about 50 mins and are half-hourly until 1933, then hourly.

Much the same applies in the reverse direction.

Chilton, Wisconsin
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4. Re: bus from Edinburgh to Stirling

We were thinking we might see more of the country side on the bus, is this true? If not we will take the train. Thank you!

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5. Re: bus from Edinburgh to Stirling

I think you see more on the train, the bus goes down the motorway most of the way, whereas parts of the railway line are fairly elevated.

In particular from the train you can see Linlithgow Palace, the Falkirk Wheel, and get a view of the wallace Monument and Stirling Castle as you approach Stirling.

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6. Re: bus from Edinburgh to Stirling

thanks everyone.

7. Re: bus from Edinburgh to Stirling

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