The cheapest trains from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Cheapest

£14

Average

£20

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 £ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.

Cheapest
15:03Dundee1h21 16:24Edinburgh Waverley
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£141One-way
Cheapest
13:04Dundee1h22 14:26Edinburgh Waverley
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£141One-way
Cheapest
11:04Dundee1h18 12:22Edinburgh Waverley
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£141One-way
12:22Dundee1h21 13:43Edinburgh Waverley
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£371One-way

Timetable Dundee to Edinburgh

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11:04Dundee1h18 12:22Edinburgh Waverley
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12:22Dundee1h21 13:43Edinburgh Waverley
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13:04Dundee1h22 14:26Edinburgh Waverley
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15:03Dundee1h21 16:24Edinburgh Waverley
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13 Jun
£14London North Eastern Railway
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14 Jun
£16Cross Country
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Tue
15 Jun
£13Scotrail
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16 Jun
£13Scotrail
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17 Jun
£13Scotrail
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Fri
18 Jun
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Sat
19 Jun
£13London North Eastern Railway
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20 Jun
£14London North Eastern Railway
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Tue
22 Jun
£13Scotrail
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Wed
23 Jun
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£8Megabus
Thu
24 Jun
£13Scotrail
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Sat
26 Jun
£13Scotrail
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27 Jun
£14London North Eastern Railway
£8Megabus
Wed
30 Jun
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Thu
1 Jul
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Fri
2 Jul
£13Scotrail
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The fastest trains from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 18 m

Average

1 h 20 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

58 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Dundee for Edinburgh every day 4 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 20 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 18 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 22 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.

Fastest
11:04Dundee1h18 12:22Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£141One-way
15:03Dundee1h21 16:24Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£141One-way
12:22Dundee1h21 13:43Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£371One-way
13:04Dundee1h22 14:26Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£141One-way

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Journey Summary

Dundee to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
1 hours 21 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £14
Trains depart from:Dundee
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:58 km
Train Companies:London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Scotrail
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CrossCountry from Dundee to Edinburgh

You can travel by train between Dundee and Edinburgh with CrossCountry for as low as £13. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry

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.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry from Dundee to Edinburgh for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Dundee to Edinburgh train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Dundee - Edinburgh trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance between Dundee and Edinburgh by train is 36 miles (58 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as £16 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Dundee - Edinburgh train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between Dundee and Edinburgh:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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.

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Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh
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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains to Edinburgh from Dundee?
You can find a cheap train from Dundee to Edinburgh for some dates and times for as low as £13  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh is £14  one way.
How many miles is it from Dundee to Edinburgh by train?
The train distance from Dundee to Edinburgh is around 36 miles (58 km).
How many hours does it take from Dundee to Edinburgh by train?
The train time to Edinburgh from Dundee is on average 1 h 7 min  for the 36 miles (58 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Dundee to Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Dundee and arrival train station in Edinburgh?

Omio customers book a train from Dundee   to Edinburgh Waverley   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Dundee located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, 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.

Which train providers can take me to Edinburgh from Dundee?
When taking a train from Dundee to Edinburgh, you can count on Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Dundee and Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
When does the first train depart from Dundee to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Dundee to Edinburgh?
If you prefer early morning trains from Dundee to Edinburgh, the first train leaves at 07: 21. If you prefer late night trains from Dundee to Edinburgh, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 04. Omio shows you the latest train from Dundee to Edinburgh timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Edinburgh from Dundee to get the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket to Edinburgh from Dundee within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £14 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Dundee and Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dundee
Edinburgh
Dundee
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