Dundee to Edinburgh train

Cheap train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Cheapest

£13

Average

£15

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.

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09:08Dundee1h16 10:24Edinburgh Waverley
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£131One-way
08:40Dundee1h32 10:12Edinburgh Waverley
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09:42Dundee1h35 11:17Edinburgh Waverley
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10:13Dundee1h09 11:22Edinburgh Waverley
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09:33Dundee1h21 10:54Edinburgh Waverley
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£151One-way

Train schedule Dundee to Edinburgh

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08:26Dundee1h09 09:35Edinburgh Waverley
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Fastest train times from Dundee to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 9 m

Average

1 h 20 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
10:13Dundee1h09 11:22Edinburgh Waverley
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£131One-way
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08:26Dundee1h09 09:35Edinburgh Waverley
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09:08Dundee1h16 10:24Edinburgh Waverley
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£131One-way
09:33Dundee1h21 10:54Edinburgh Waverley
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£151One-way
08:40Dundee1h32 10:12Edinburgh Waverley
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£131One-way

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Overview: Train from Dundee to Edinburgh

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price£12 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, London North Eastern Railway or Scotrail

Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh cover the 36 miles (58 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 9 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or Scotrail. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £10, but the average price of train tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Dundee to Edinburgh

You can travel by train to Edinburgh from Dundee with CrossCountry for as low as £10. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you 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.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry to Edinburgh from Dundee 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 from Dundee to Edinburgh by train is 36 miles (58 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as £17 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Dundee and 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!

Dundee to Edinburgh train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 19 min
  • Average Price: £17
  • 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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh

Travel by train 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
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Dundee and Edinburgh for as little as £10  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Dundee to Edinburgh train price to come in at an average of £12  one way.
The train distance from Dundee to Edinburgh is around 36 miles (58 km).
On average the train from Dundee to Edinburgh duration is 1 h 9 min  for the 36 miles (58 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Dundee   to Edinburgh Waverley.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Dundee and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (659 m) from the train station to the city centre in Edinburgh.

If you're looking for trains from Dundee to Edinburgh, you can rely on Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or Scotrail to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Dundee to Edinburgh route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 17 direct trains per day from Dundee to Edinburgh. You can look to travel with Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
The average number of trains departing Dundee for Edinburgh is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Dundee to Edinburgh train departs at 04: 40   and the last train from Dundee to Edinburgh leaves at 22: 48. Check out the most up-to-date Dundee to Edinburgh train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets between Dundee and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £12 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh a few months in advance.

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.

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