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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 Jan 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15PMDundee, Seagate Bus Station1h28 07:43PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$121One-way
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06:15PMDundee, Seagate Bus Station1h28 07:43PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$121One-way
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08:45AMDundee, Seagate Bus Station1h35 10:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$121One-way
07:34PMDundee1h16 08:50PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$141One-way
10:05AMDundee, Seagate Bus Station1h28 11:33AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$121One-way

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Tue
Jan 18
$17London North Eastern Railway
$11Megabus
Wed
Jan 19
$18London North Eastern Railway
$11Megabus
Thu
Jan 20
$18London North Eastern Railway
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Fri
Jan 21
$20London North Eastern Railway
$11Megabus
Sat
Jan 22
$20London North Eastern Railway
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Sun
Jan 23
$14London North Eastern Railway
$11Megabus
Mon
Jan 24
$20London North Eastern Railway
$11Megabus
Tue
Jan 25
$17London North Eastern Railway
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Wed
Jan 26
$17London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
Jan 27
$20Cross Country
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Fri
Jan 28
$18London North Eastern Railway
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Sat
Jan 29
$15London North Eastern Railway
$11Megabus
Sun
Jan 30
$23Cross Country
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Mon
Jan 31
$17London North Eastern Railway
$11Megabus
Tue
Feb 1
$20Cross Country
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Wed
Feb 2
$16London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
Feb 3
$16London North Eastern Railway
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Fri
Feb 4
$20London North Eastern Railway
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Sun
Feb 6
$22Cross Country
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Travel Information from Dundee to Edinburgh

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 1 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€13) • 1 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a bus or train to travel 36 miles (58 km) between Dundee and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 9 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Dundee to Edinburgh.

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FAQs

How do I get from Dundee to Edinburgh?

There are 2 travel options from Dundee to Edinburgh: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh from Dundee?

The cheapest way to travel between Dundee and Edinburgh is by taking a bus with an average price of $10 (€9).

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A bus is generally $6 (€5) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $16 (€13) from Dundee to Edinburgh.

What is the fastest way to get from Dundee to Edinburgh?

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

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 28 min   of travel time.

How far is Edinburgh from Dundee?

Edinburgh is approximately 36 miles (58 km) away from Dundee.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Dundee to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Dundee to Edinburgh is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

When traveling between Dundee and Edinburgh, where do I depart from Dundee and where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Dundee at Dundee, Seagate Bus Station and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly depart from Dundee and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Which travel companies can take me from Dundee to Edinburgh?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Dundee to Edinburgh:

  • You can take a bus from Dundee to Edinburgh with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $10 (€9) with Megabus from Dundee to Edinburgh.
  • You can go to Edinburgh from Dundee by train with Scotrail. You'll see cheap train tickets for $16 (€13) with Scotrail from Dundee to Edinburgh on Omio.

Can I find a direct route from Dundee to Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct routes from Dundee to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 25 direct trains a day to Edinburgh with Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway.

Direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Dundee to Edinburgh ends?

Your trip from Dundee to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Dundee to Edinburgh tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!

How early should I purchase Dundee to Edinburgh tickets online to score the best deals?

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:

  • Bus tickets cost $10 (€9) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $16 (€13) 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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