Burntisland is on the "Fife Circle" train line from Edinburgh. Trains from Edinburgh take 35 minutes, and there are often 2 per hour.
The main sites can be explored on foot.
- Museum of Communication, 131 High Street, KY3 9AA. Saturday and Wednesday May - Sept.. Exhibition changes every year - From Flags to Flanders Fields about first world war communications for 2014.
- Burntisland Heritage Trust. An exhibition of town history is held in the Burgh Chambers on the High Street on Wed-Sun in summer. Also a good place to ask for general tourist information.
- St Columba's Church opened in 1594 and has an interesting painted interior (open summer Saturdays). It was the first church to be built in Scotland after the Reformation.
- Beach with Promenade next to The Links.
- Rossend Castle. See this from the outside only as it is now occupied by a firm of architects.
- The Links. Open grass area with playpark. The links were granted to the town by a royal charter of James V in June 1541.
- Go to the Fair in Summer on The Links.
- Excellent fish and chips are to be had at Romanos on the High Street.
- There's decent basic food at the Ramblers Rest deli.
The town is well serviced by hotels and bars catering to all tastes commensurate with the standing of a Fife coastal town.