You can get from Dundee to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
To get from Dundee to Edinburgh on 29 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£8 - £13|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £8 • 1 h 28 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £13 • 1 h 7 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus or Scotrail|
Travel 36 miles (58 km) by coach or train between Dundee and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 7 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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.
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.
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.
Using the Omio travel booking platform makes it simple to get a clear picture of the full range of train and bus departure times and fares from Dundee to Edinburgh and book the journey that suits your requirements.
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.
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.
There are 2 travel options from Dundee to Edinburgh: coach or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Dundee to Edinburgh. Tickets for a coach cost on average £8.
This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:
A coach is generally £5 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £13 from Dundee to Edinburgh.
The quickest way to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 1 h 7 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h 28 min of travel time.
The distance between Dundee and Edinburgh is around 36 miles (58 km).
The average frequency per day from Dundee to Edinburgh is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Dundee to Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach 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:
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:
Yes, there are direct services available between Dundee and Edinburgh with the following travel operators:
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 between Dundee and Edinburgh.
When planning your trip from Dundee to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
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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