How to get from Dundee to Edinburgh

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from Dundee to Edinburgh

You can get from Dundee to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Dundee to Edinburgh on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:15Dundee, Seagate Bus Station1h28 19:43Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£91One-way
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18:15Dundee, Seagate Bus Station1h28 19:43Edinburgh, Elder Street
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17:25Dundee, Seagate Bus Station1h38 19:03Edinburgh, Elder Street
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09:08Dundee1h16 10:24Edinburgh Waverley
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09:33Dundee1h21 10:54Edinburgh Waverley
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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Dundee

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £24 • 1 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 36 miles (58 km) between Dundee and Edinburgh. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Dundee to Edinburgh.

How to Travel from Dundee to Edinburgh?

Daily direct train and bus departures offer travellers a choice for their trip from Dundee to Edinburgh. Train journeys offer faster connections, with average journey times to the capital of around one hour and 20 minutes. Direct bus trips take about 15 minutes longer on average, but both options are available seven days a week.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Dundee to Edinburgh?

For most journeys, booking a bus ticket is the cheaper option for travel to Edinburgh, although occasionally there are some advance train tickets that can be more economical. Budget bus company Megabus provides direct bus services from Dundee Seagate bus station in the city centre to Edinburgh Elder Street seven days a week. National Express provides some indirect bus services via Perth. The quickest bus journeys take around one hour and 30 minutes. Most trains to Edinburgh are Scotrail services, although London North Eastern Railway and CrossCountry Trains also provide some direct options on their routes south on the East Coast Main Line. Train journey times from the Tayside city to Edinburgh Waverley are around one hour and 20 minutes. 

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Dundee to Edinburgh?

The fastest direct train from Dundee to Edinburgh is a CrossCountry Trains service taking one hour and nine minutes to cover the 57-mile route southwest to the capital, although most train journeys take about ten to 25 minutes longer. Megabus direct bus services to Edinburgh take around one hour and 35 minutes. Some indirect Megabus routes involve a change at Perth Broxden Park and Ride and take two hours and five minutes to reach Edinburgh, while National Express routes via Perth can take more than three hours. Traffic congestion at peak times can increase journey times to the capital. 

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Travel from Dundee to Edinburgh by Train

Scotland's national rail company Scotrail operates the majority of daily direct trains to Edinburgh from Dundee, while London North Eastern Railway and CrossCountry Trains also provide some direct services on this route. On weekdays and Saturdays, trains depart twice an hour from early morning throughout the day until late evening, with journeys taking around one hour and 20 minutes. Sunday departures are less frequent with no early morning service from Dundee and direct trains every two hours. Trains arrive at Haymarket Station, in the west of the city centre, and Edinburgh Waverley in the heart of the city. 

Travel from Dundee to Edinburgh by Bus

Megabus, the international budget bus travel company, operates daily direct and indirect buses from Dundee to Edinburgh. Buses depart from Dundee Seagate Bus Station hourly throughout the day and evening with some evening services requiring a change at Perth Broxden Park and Ride. Journey times for direct Megabus services are around one hour and 35 minutes, with indirect journeys taking 30 minutes longer. National Express indirect routes to Edinburgh via Perth operate four times daily, with journey times between three and four hours. Megabus services arrive at stands on Elder Street in central Edinburgh, while National Express buses stop at Queensferry Street on the west side of the city centre.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dundee to Edinburgh

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There are 4 travel options from Dundee to Edinburgh: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Dundee to Edinburgh is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A flight is £20 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Dundee to Edinburgh costing on average £20.

A flight is about £1 less than a ferry, which costs on average £1 for this journey.

A flight is £24 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Dundee to Edinburgh costing on average £24.

The fastest way from Dundee to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 9 min.

Other travel options between Dundee and Edinburgh can usually take longer:

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The Dundee to Edinburgh distance is approximately 36 miles (58 km).

The average frequency per day from Dundee to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 39 coaches per day.
  • Around 31 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Dundee to Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Dundee to Edinburgh:

  • Coaches from Dundee to Edinburgh most often leave from Dundee, Seagate Bus Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Flights mostly depart from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dundee to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can get you to Edinburgh by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Megabus from Dundee to Edinburgh for £20 on Omio.
  • Scotrail can get you to Edinburgh by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Scotrail from Dundee to Edinburgh for £24 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Edinburgh from Dundee with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 27 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Megabus.
  • You'll find 31 direct trains per day with Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh.

Looking to extend your trip from Dundee to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Dundee to Edinburgh usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Dundee to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £20 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £24 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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