How to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh

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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 Nov 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:50PMDundee, Seagate Bus Station1h35 08:25PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:50PMDundee, Seagate Bus Station1h35 08:25PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:50PMDundee, Seagate Bus Station1h35 07:25PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:50AMDundee, Seagate Bus Station1h35 09:25AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:50PMDundee, Seagate Bus Station1h35 09:25PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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Travel Information from Dundee to Edinburgh

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€9) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€12) • 1 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a bus, ferry, flight 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 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Dundee to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dundee to Edinburgh

Travel Tips: Travel to Edinburgh 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 Dundee to Edinburgh.

There are 4 ways to travel to Edinburgh from Dundee including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Dundee is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€9).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A bus is generally $3 (€3) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $12 (€12) from Dundee to Edinburgh.

The fastest way from Dundee to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 4 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 20 min.

The Dundee to Edinburgh distance is around 36 miles (58 km).

The average frequency per day from Dundee to Edinburgh is:

  • 30 buses a day.
  • 28 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Dundee, Seagate Bus Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers take a train from Dundee to Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • You can travel by bus from Dundee to Edinburgh with Megabus, and you can find Megabus Dundee to Edinburgh tickets for $9 (€9) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Dundee to Edinburgh with Scotrail. Cheap tickets can be found for $12 (€12) with Scotrail from Dundee to Edinburgh.

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

  • You'll find 30 direct buses per day with Megabus.
  • You'll find 28 direct trains per day with Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway.

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

Omio customers who travel from Dundee to Edinburgh often also extend their vacation to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Dundee to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $9 (€9) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $12 (€12) one way on average.

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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