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Kirkcaldy in Fife, Scotland is on the Fife Circle Line and East Coast Main Line, with regular services shipping commuters to Edinburgh, 26 miles to the northeast. The station was opened in 1847, rebuilt in the 1960s and renovated in the 1980s after a fire, so the majority of the current station is a mix of these recent rebuilds. The arrival of rail had a profound impact on Kirkcaldy, prompting a revival of the port, which shipped flax, timber, coal, salt and cloth in and out of the town. As a result, Kirkcaldy became the industrial heart of Fife throughout the mid-19th century and into the early 20th. Today, Kirkcaldy remains a bustling hive of activity, with a retail-centric town centre and the annual Links Market, Europe's longest street fair, drawing an international crowd. As of 2011, the harbour is back in use following its closure in 1992, and commercial shipping is once again the thriving industry of this charming Scottish town.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 19:00
Saturday 06:30 - 19:00
Sunday 08:00 - 19:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorLocal Council
Car parking spaces594
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Ramps up to both platforms - level access to ticket office and connecting underpass with lifts to both platforms. There is RNIB REACT guidance system which is an audible direction system for visually impaired in operation. A fob is required to activate the system.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Kirkcaldy station is accessible on either side. The main entrance leads into the ticket hall with the ticket counter on the left-hand side. The stairs lead up to both platforms, which are also connected via a subway. The British Transport Police have a small office on platform 1. Platform 2, with waiting room and easy-access toilets, is accessed from the entrance off one of the station's two car parks.

Departures and arrivals from Kirkcaldy

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Kirkcaldy station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glenrothes With ThorntonScotRail08:562Late
to InvernessScotRail09:112On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail09:141On time
to Glenrothes With ThorntonScotRail09:252On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail09:271On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from TweedbankScotRail08:552Late
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail09:102On time
from DundeeScotRail09:131On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail09:242On time
from InvernessScotRail09:261On time
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