Dundee to Edinburgh train

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Cheap train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

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
09:331h21
Dundee station (DEE)
10:54Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£131One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:081h18
Dundee station (DEE)
10:26Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£211One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:261h12
Dundee station (DEE)
09:38Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£301One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
10:141h08
Dundee station (DEE)
11:22Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£301One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
09:461h31
Dundee station (DEE)
11:17Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£301One-way
0 changes

Train timetableDundee to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
Scotrail
08:261h12
Dundee station (DEE)
09:38Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:401h28
Dundee station (DEE)
10:08Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:081h18
Dundee station (DEE)
10:26Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:331h21
Dundee station (DEE)
10:54Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Scotrail
09:461h31
Dundee station (DEE)
11:17Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Scotrail
10:141h08
Dundee station (DEE)
11:22Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes

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Train times from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 8 m

Average

1 h 19 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

58 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Dundee for Edinburgh every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Scotrail
10:141h08
Dundee station (DEE)
11:22Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£301One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:261h12
Dundee station (DEE)
09:38Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£301One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:081h18
Dundee station (DEE)
10:26Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£211One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:331h21
Dundee station (DEE)
10:54Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£131One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:401h28
Dundee station (DEE)
10:08Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£301One-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£17 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh cover the 36 miles long route 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, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £17, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

ScotRail, East Coast and CrossCountry trains will get you between Dundee and Edinburgh from £6. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Dundee and Edinburgh. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Dundee to Edinburgh train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 21 min
  • Cheapest Price: £6
  • CrossCountry 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 £17; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Dundee to Edinburgh is 1 h 7 min   to travel the 36 mile long trip, with around there are 16 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Dundee to Edinburgh leaves at 04: 40. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Dundee to Edinburgh leaves at 22: 48.
Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day from Dundee to Edinburgh with ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
When taking a train from Dundee to Edinburgh, you can count on ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Dundee to Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
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.

A day trip to Edinburgh from Dundee is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 7 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh by train is February.
You have options as you can travel from Dundee to Edinburgh 2 different ways: 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
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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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
Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh train station for Omio travellers, but Edinburgh has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Edinburgh for your journey from Dundee.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Edinburgh GatewayWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station

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