Getting here

Midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Falkirk is right in the heart of Scotland with excellent motorway and rail links and two international airports nearby.

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On arrival to Falkirk 

Travel Information in and around Falkirk on Services F14, 3, 4a & 4b. 

With a daytime frequency of 20 minutes Monday to Saturday and 30 minutes on a Sunday, the 3 or 4 service takes you from The Falkirk Wheel to Grangemouth via the Town Centre and Helix Park & The Kelpies.

The 3 and 4 Service boasts leather seats, luxurious interiors and free WiFi and have the distinctive images of the Kelpies, The Falkirk Wheel and The Steeple on the exterior.  When travelling on this service to Helix Park & The Kelpies, please leave the bus at Falkirk Stadium/Helix Park pink bus stop.  This affords you the opportunity to enjoy Helix Park on the way to The Kelpies and visitor centre.  For information please note the bus stop is approximately 1 mile from under the nose of The Kelpies!

For more information on Service 3, 4a & 4b click here.

Public Transport to the Kelpies : (Falkirk High Station) the First Midland Bluebird bus, number F14 passes through Falkirk High station, stopping at Etna Road roundabout for the Kelpies. This service runs 7 days a week, click here for more information on this service including the bus timetable.

There is also a First Bus number 3 that will drive you from Gartcows Row (5 mins from Falkirk High Station) to the Falkirk stadium (near the Helix). For more info on this service click here.

Travel to Bo'ness 

Catch the No 5 service at the side of the Falkirk Stadium from the pink bus shelter to visit Bo'ness Town Centre, Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness Motor Museum and Kinneil House and Museum.

For more information on Service 5 go to 

Bo'ness Community Bus - Bo'ness to Edinburgh

The C19 bus runs between Bo'ness and Edinburgh. 

You can book your journey by calling 07376980049 from 8.00 - 9.00 and 13.00-16.00 Monday to Friday and Sundays 13.00-16.00 or texting anytime. All Text bookings will be confirmed.  You can check the website here

Cycle Hire at Falkirk High 

Based at Falkirk High Railway Station, Bike & Go allows you to easily hire a bike. All you need to do is pre-register online and return your bike when you are done. If you are feeling adventurous you can cycle from Falkirk to Linlithgow along the canal and leave the bike at the station there. 

Active Travel Hub 

A great place for local tips on exploring the area by bike or on foot as wll as public transport advice. Click here for more info 

Getting to the Falkirk Area 

By car

  • From Edinburgh – take the M9 towards Stirling, exit at Junction 5 for Falkirk
  • From Glasgow – take the M80 towards Stirling, exit at Junction 5 on M876 and follow the signs for Falkirk
  • From Carlisle and the South – M74, M73, M80, M876 and follow the signs for Falkirk
  • From Perth and the North – A9, M9 towards Edinburgh, exit at Junction 6 for Falkirk
  • For car parking at Helix Park & The Kelpies click here
  • For car parking at the Falkirk Wheel click here 
  • For details of Council run car parks throughout the Falkirk area please click here.

By bus

  • There are regular buses between Falkirk and Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Fife.

Traveline Scotland has full details.

By train

  • From Edinburgh to Falkirk High (25 minutes) or Falkirk Grahamston -Town Centre Station (35 minutes)
  • From Glasgow Queen Street to Falkirk High (20 minutes) or Falkirk Grahamston (50 minutes)
  • From Stirling to Falkirk Grahamston (15 minutes)
  • From London direct to Falkirk Grahamston (5 hours) or change at Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • There are also services to Polmont Station, Larbert Station and Camelon Station.

Scotrail and Traveline Scotland have full details of rail links to the Falkirk area.

By air (distances from Falkirk)


The GoEuro website can help you find cheapest plane, train, coach and bus tickets to Falkirk from the UK and Europe.  Vist their website here to find out more.

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