The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh will cost around £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.
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Of the 9 trains that leave Dundee for Edinburgh every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 58 km distance in an average of 1 h 21 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 12 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 31 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 17 min|
|Average train ticket price||£13 (€14)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway|
Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh cover the 36 miles (58 km) long route taking on average 1 h 17 min with our travel partners like Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £13, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Find the best trains from Dundee to Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £12. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Dundee to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Dundee to Edinburgh, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 36 miles (58 km) route between Dundee and Edinburgh, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Dundee and Edinburgh as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains from Dundee to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for CrossCountry trains from Dundee to Edinburgh starting at £13, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!
Train information from Dundee to Edinburgh with CrossCountry:
CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train 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.
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.
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.
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.
The train journey between Dundee and Edinburgh is operated by ScotRail, CrossCountry and LNER.
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 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 operates four direct journeys between Dundee and Edinburgh each day. Three of these trips offer Slateford as an additional destination with one transfer required.
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.
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.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Dundee, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Dundee.
The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Edinburgh.
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