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Cheap train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 14 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
12:221h21
Dundee station (DEE)
13:43Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£101One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
11:041h20
Dundee station (DEE)
12:24Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£131One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:041h22
Dundee station (DEE)
14:26Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£131One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
11:201h25
Dundee station (DEE)
12:45Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£161One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
09:251h35
Dundee station (DEE)
11:00Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£291One-way
0 changes

Train timetableDundee to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 14 April
Scotrail
09:251h35
Dundee station (DEE)
11:00Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
11:041h20
Dundee station (DEE)
12:24Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Scotrail
11:201h25
Dundee station (DEE)
12:45Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Cross Country
12:221h21
Dundee station (DEE)
13:43Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:041h22
Dundee station (DEE)
14:26Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes

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Train times from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 14 Apr

Fastest Journey

1 h 20 m

Average

1 h 24 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

58 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Dundee for Edinburgh every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
11:041h20
Dundee station (DEE)
12:24Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£131One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
12:221h21
Dundee station (DEE)
13:43Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£101One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:041h22
Dundee station (DEE)
14:26Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£131One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
11:201h25
Dundee station (DEE)
12:45Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£161One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
09:251h35
Dundee station (DEE)
11:00Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£291One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Dundee to Edinburgh

distanceDistance36 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£16 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh cover the 36 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 7 min with our travel partners like ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £16, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: ScotRail, East Coast and CrossCountry trains Dundee to Edinburgh

Find the best trains from Dundee to Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners ScotRail, East Coast and CrossCountry from £9. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

The Caledonian Sleeper is a train service operating in the United Kingdom. It offers overnight journeys between London, Scotland, the North of England and Wales. The service is operated by Serco and consists of two types of trains: the Classic Sleeper and the Lowland Sleeper. The Classic Sleeper offers comfortable sleeping berths, while the Lowland Sleeper offers reclining seats. Both trains offer onboard facilities such as Wi-Fi, power sockets, and complimentary tea and coffee. Ticket types include Standard, First Class and Solo. Standard tickets offer access to the lounge car, while First Class tickets include access to the lounge car and complimentary breakfast. Solo tickets are available for single travellers and offer access to the lounge car and a private sleeping berth. The most popular routes for the Caledonian Sleeper are London to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Passengers can also travel from London to Aberdeen, Fort William and Dundee.

Dundee to Edinburgh train information with Caledonian Sleeper:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 25 min
  • Cheapest Price: £84
  • Caledonian Sleeper frequency: 1 a day

Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh

There are 32 trains from Dundee to Edinburgh each weekday. The first of these services leaves at around 6:00 a.m. and the last at about 10:50 pm. Most of the trains are operated by ScotRail, with the remaining services being operated by CrossCountry and LNER.

Dundee to Edinburgh Train Times: Daily departures

The first of the trains from Dundee to Edinburgh each weekday departs at about 6:00 a.m. and the last at around 10:50 p.m. There are 32 departures each day, at about 20 to 30-minute intervals. 

 How long is the journey by train from Dundee to Edinburgh?

Most journeys take between one hour and one hour 30 minutes to complete. The distance covered is approximately 60 miles and travelling the distance by car would take around the same time as it does by train.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Dundee to Edinburgh?

Departure train station: All trains leave from Dundee Station which is centrally located. The University of Dundee is a short walk away, as are many hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. The station is relatively small and has limited facilities, but these do include a buffet and convenience store. Disabled access is available, and wheelchairs can be provided if required. Taxis and buses are available outside the station. 

Arrival train station: Most trains head first for Edinburgh's Haymarket station before headings onwards to Waverley Station. The distance between the two stations is about one mile. There are 12 trains a day that head on to Slateford from here.

Both Haymarket and Waverley stations are centrally located and are well-serviced by restaurants and convenience stores. Both have easy access to taxis and coach and train travel. Both stations have step-free access for passengers with limited mobility. 

Slateford Station serves the area of Slateford in Edinburgh. This is a small, unmanned station with limited facilities. Taxis are available from the station but only if they are pre-booked.

 Which train companies travel from Dundee to Edinburgh?

The train journey between Dundee and Edinburgh is operated by ScotRail, CrossCountry and LNER.

 ScotRail Dundee to Edinburgh

ScotRail operates 20 direct trips between Dundee and Edinburgh each weekday at approximately 45-minute intervals. Most of the trips head for Edinburgh's Haymarket station before making their way to the Waverley Station. Seven of the trips then head for Slateford. Two additional dedicated trips to Slateford are offered each day, each involving one transfer. 

CrossCountry Dundee to Edinburgh

CrossCountry operates three trips between Dundee and Edinburgh each day. All three trips are direct. These trains leave at approximately 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:50 p.m. each day.

LNER Dundee to Edinburgh

LNER operates four direct journeys between Dundee and Edinburgh each day. Three of these trips offer Slateford as an additional destination with one transfer required. 

 Dundee to Edinburgh Trains: Services on board

All operators on the route between Dundee and Edinburgh offer standard and first-class tickets. First-class passengers enjoy larger seats with more leg room.  ScotRail offers free morning newspapers in first-class.

All three operators allow three pieces of luggage - one piece of hand luggage and two suitcases. Bicycles, prams and wheelchairs can be brought on board as long as they are folded. Domestic animals can accompany passengers but must be kept on a lead or in a cage. Two animals per passenger may travel free of charge. Additional animals will incur a charge of half the normal passenger fee per pet.

All three operators offer assistance to the disabled. It is worth noting, though, for the trips to Slateford operated by ScotRail and LNER, that this small station is not disabled-friendly.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh?

Booking in advance is always wise to increase the chances of securing cheaper tickets. Equally, booking online, using a site like Omio will allow comparison of prices across operators, and across different times of day and different days. Being flexible with date of travel and time of day for departure will often unlock the best discounts, especially with travel during off-peak times. Such sites will also provide details of the special discounts offered by all operators.

FAQs: Dundee to Edinburgh train

FAQs: Travel by train from Dundee to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dundee to Edinburgh.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh can start from as little as £6 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Dundee to Edinburgh is £16; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Dundee to Edinburgh train travel time is 1 h 7 min   for the 36 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Dundee to Edinburgh leaves at 05: 40. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Dundee to Edinburgh leaves at 22: 48.
There are 16 trains a day from Dundee to Edinburgh which require at least one change with ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the trip from Dundee to Edinburgh you can take a train with ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Dundee to Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, you can take a night train from Dundee to Edinburgh with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

Passengers board the train most frequently from Dundee, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Edinburgh from Dundee including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Dundee and Edinburgh

Dundee
Edinburgh
Dundee is the most popular Dundee railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Dundee for your journey to Edinburgh.
Amenities at station
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ShoppingShopping
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AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Dundee
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the layby on Riverside Drive, 200 yards from the station entrance

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