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Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

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Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

Hi there

I am travelling from Edinburgh to Crieff and am wondering what is the best possible way to get there.

Is there a direct train/coach service?

Would you advise hiring a car?

Any help appreciated :)

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1. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

Bus would be easiest from town centre - town centre. You can get any bus to Perth centre, and then change to the bus for Crieff. www.travelinescotland.com will give you all the details.

You could hire a car, but not worth it just for that single journey. Depends what you want to do at Crieff though, whether or not a car will be useful.

Abs :)

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2. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

Personally aside from the Perth suggestion above I would train it to Dunblane and taxi it to Crieff (17 miles). If you are really keen you can get to (with a change at Dunblane) Gleneagles and a taxi from there (11 miles) would be cheaper.

Of course if you will use a car whilst in Crieff it makes sense to hire one

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3. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

Thank you both for replies.

I will check out the bus and train suggestions!

I will not need car in Crieff but would hire one if the bus/train route was not straightforward as do not relish the thought of hanging around waiting for buses/trains when time is limited!

One more question: would you have a rough idea of cost of taxi from Dunblane or Gleneagles?

Thanks again for help :)

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4. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

Trains to Gleneagles are not frequent, and I would suggest changing at Stirling rather than Dunblane as Stirling is a staffed station.

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5. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

I would definitely get the train to Dunblane and then the bus to Crieff. The buses are not that frequent so I would do a bit of research as to train and bus connections...the no 47 is one of the buses that do the route. The bus also stops at the bus station.

You could also do it at Stirling but you end up using the same bus to Crieff...

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6. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

Thanks for replies...lots of food for thought and options!

Thanks again :)

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7. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

Just noticed I typed Bus also stops at the 'bus' station...that should be 'train' station...doh!

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8. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

So, what did you do? I, too, am interested in Edinburgh to Crieff (Glenturret Distillery) and am trying to figure out the best way (juggling easiest with cheapest).

And was it worth it?

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9. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

Did a wee search on Traveline

travelinescotland.com/journeyplanner/…

The very cheapest way would be to get a bus to Stirling/ Bridge of Allan but the suggestions on the search are reasonable enough.

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10. Re: Best way to get from Edinburgh - Crieff

The railway to Crieff closed in the 1960s, so you'll have to use a bus. I agree with reply 9 above - check the travelinescotland website.

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