The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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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.
|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 9 min|
|Average train ticket price||$29 (€26)|
|Train frequency||28 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 28 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper|
Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh cover the 36 miles (58 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 9 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 28 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $29 (€26), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $27 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
For as little as $27 (€25) you can travel by train from Dundee to Edinburgh with CrossCountry and ScotRail. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Edinburgh from Dundee you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh, check out Omio! With one-way Dundee to Edinburgh train ticket prices starting as low as $27 (€25) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Edinburgh from Dundee by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train schedules and tickets for this 36 miles (58 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets between Dundee and Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Dundee and Edinburgh on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.
CrossCountry from Dundee to Edinburgh train information:
If you're looking for cheap ScotRail tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh, check out Omio! With one-way Dundee to Edinburgh train ticket prices starting as low as $29 (€26) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Edinburgh from Dundee by showing you the latest ScotRail offers, train schedules and tickets for this 36 miles (58 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this trip, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with ScotRail. If you search for ScotRail tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Edinburgh from Dundee on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with ScotRail so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The train journey between Dundee and Edinburgh is operated by ScotRail, CrossCountry and LNER.
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 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 operates four direct journeys between Dundee and Edinburgh each day. Three of these trips offer Slateford as an additional destination with one transfer required.
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.
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.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Dundee and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (660 m) from the train station to the city center in Edinburgh.
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