The cheapest trains from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£14

Average

£21

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.

Cheapest
09:08Dundee1h17 10:25Edinburgh Waverley
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£141One-way
09:33Dundee1h21 10:54Edinburgh Waverley
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£161One-way
11:09Dundee1h17 12:26Edinburgh Waverley
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£201One-way
11:28Dundee1h27 12:55Edinburgh Waverley
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£221One-way
08:22Dundee1h12 09:34Edinburgh Waverley
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£221One-way

Timetable Dundee to Edinburgh

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08:22Dundee1h12 09:34Edinburgh Waverley
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08:29Dundee1h31 10:00Edinburgh Waverley
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09:08Dundee1h17 10:25Edinburgh Waverley
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09:33Dundee1h21 10:54Edinburgh Waverley
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09:45Dundee1h28 11:13Edinburgh Waverley
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10:20Dundee1h18 11:38Edinburgh Waverley
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10:33Dundee1h24 11:57Edinburgh Waverley
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11:09Dundee1h17 12:26Edinburgh Waverley
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11:28Dundee1h27 12:55Edinburgh Waverley
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Sun
24 Oct
£13Cross Country
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Mon
25 Oct
£14London North Eastern Railway
£8Megabus
Tue
26 Oct
£12London North Eastern Railway
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Wed
27 Oct
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£12Scotrail
£8Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£12Scotrail
£8Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£14London North Eastern Railway
£8Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
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£8Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Tue
2 Nov
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
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£8Megabus
Thu
4 Nov
£12London North Eastern Railway
£8Megabus
Fri
5 Nov
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Sat
6 Nov
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Sun
7 Nov
£20London North Eastern Railway
£8Megabus
Mon
8 Nov
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Tue
9 Nov
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Wed
10 Nov
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Thu
11 Nov
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Fri
12 Nov
£13Scotrail
£8Megabus
Sat
13 Nov
£13London North Eastern Railway
£8Megabus

The fastest trains from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 12 m

Average

1 h 21 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

58 km

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.

Fastest
08:22Dundee1h12 09:34Edinburgh Waverley
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£221One-way
09:08Dundee1h17 10:25Edinburgh Waverley
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£141One-way
11:09Dundee1h17 12:26Edinburgh Waverley
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£201One-way
10:20Dundee1h18 11:38Edinburgh Waverley
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£221One-way
09:33Dundee1h21 10:54Edinburgh Waverley
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£161One-way

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Train Information from Dundee to Edinburgh

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£13 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotrail, 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.

Train companies

Train from Dundee to Edinburgh with CrossCountry

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

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:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 18 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

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:

  • 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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FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Edinburgh from Dundee cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Edinburgh from Dundee for the next 7 days starting from £12  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Dundee to Edinburgh train to cost on average £13  one way.
How far is it from Dundee to Edinburgh by train?
The train distance from Dundee to Edinburgh is around 36 miles (58 km).
How long does it take from Dundee to Edinburgh by train?
The Dundee to Edinburgh train duration is on average 1 h 17 min, which is to be expected when travelling 36 miles (58 km) from Dundee to Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Dundee to Edinburgh do I depart from? Which Edinburgh train station from Dundee do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Dundee   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the Dundee train station located? Where is the Edinburgh train station located?

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.

Which train companies can get me from Dundee to Edinburgh?
If you're looking for trains from Dundee to Edinburgh, you can rely on Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Dundee to Edinburgh route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there from Dundee to Edinburgh?
The average number of trains departing Dundee for Edinburgh is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Dundee to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Dundee to Edinburgh?
You can take the first train from Dundee to Edinburgh at 07: 29   or take the last train from Dundee to Edinburgh leaving at 11: 04. Look for the latest Dundee Edinburgh train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I purchase Dundee to Edinburgh train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket between Dundee and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £13 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dundee
Edinburgh
The major railway station for departures from Dundee is Dundee. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Dundee for your trip between Dundee and Edinburgh.