How to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries

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from Edinburgh to Dumfries

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

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To get from Edinburgh to Dumfries on 10 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:52Edinburgh Waverley2h51 13:43Dumfries
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£231One-way
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10:52Edinburgh Waverley2h51 13:43Dumfries
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£231One-way
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley2h57 11:49Dumfries
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£231One-way
09:45Edinburgh Waverley3h14 12:59Dumfries
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£341One-way
11:45Edinburgh Waverley3h15 15:00Dumfries
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£341One-way

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Dumfries

distanceDistance63 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £12 • 2 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £12 • 2 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesScotrail or Scotrail

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 63 miles between Edinburgh and Dumfries. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Scotrail or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Dumfries.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Dumfries

Travel to Dumfries 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 Edinburgh to Dumfries.
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There are 4 ways that you can travel to Dumfries from Edinburgh. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Edinburgh to Dumfries is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £12 compared to other travel options to Dumfries:

A train is £18 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Edinburgh to Dumfries costing on average £30.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Dumfries is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 8 min.

Other travel options to Dumfries from Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 24 min   of travel time.

The distance from Edinburgh to Dumfries is approximately 63 miles.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Dumfries is:

  • 2 coaches a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Dumfries from 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 when travelling from Edinburgh to Dumfries:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Dumfries depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Dumfries, Great King St.
  • Most travellers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Dumfries.

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

  • Scotrail can take you to Dumfries by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Scotrail from Edinburgh to Dumfries for £30.
  • Scotrail can take you to Dumfries by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Scotrail from Edinburgh to Dumfries for £12.
Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Dumfries don't make Dumfries their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Glasgow, London or Carlisle, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Dumfries trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Dumfries to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Dumfries, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £30 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £12 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Dumfries tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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