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Train Information from Dundee to Edinburgh

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$19 (€15)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh cover the 36 miles (58 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 7 min with our travel partners like Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $19 (€15), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $14 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies

CrossCountry Dundee – Edinburgh

Find the best trains between Dundee and Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from $14 (€11). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Dundee and Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when traveling by train between Dundee and Edinburgh. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train schedules for the Dundee - Edinburgh journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest route available. The distance between Dundee and Edinburgh is around 36 miles (58 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at $29 (€24). As you check the latest Dundee to Edinburgh train schedule from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Edinburgh safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Dundee to Edinburgh train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 18 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets between Dundee and Edinburgh and when traveling by train:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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.

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FAQs
How much are cheap trains between Dundee and Edinburgh?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Dundee to Edinburgh to cost as little as $14 (€11)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh?
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 $19 (€15)  one way.
How many miles is it from Dundee to Edinburgh by train?
The Dundee to Edinburgh train distance is approximately 36 miles (58 km).
How long is the train ride from Dundee to Edinburgh?
On average the Dundee to Edinburgh train travel time is 1 h 7 min  for the 36 miles (58 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Dundee goes to Edinburgh? What train station do I come into Edinburgh from Dundee?

Omio customers book a train from Dundee   to Edinburgh Waverley   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Dundee located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Dundee, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Dundee.

The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Edinburgh.

What train companies offer a service from Dundee to Edinburgh?
When taking a train from Dundee to Edinburgh, you can count on Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Dundee to Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there from Dundee to Edinburgh a day?
The average number of trains departing Dundee for Edinburgh is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Dundee to Edinburgh? When is the last train from Dundee to Edinburgh?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Dundee at 7: 21 AM. The last train leaves from Dundee at 10: 04 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Dundee to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Edinburgh from Dundee for the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $19 (€15) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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