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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.
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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.
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|Avg. Train Duration|
1 hours 21 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£14|
|Trains depart from:||Dundee|
|Trains arrive in:||Edinburgh|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Scotrail|
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 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:
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 book a train from Dundee to Edinburgh Waverley most frequently for this route.
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.
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