How to travel from Edinburgh to Arbroath

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Arbroath

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$15 - $28
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 1 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 1 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or East Coast

Take a train or bus to travel 48 miles (77 km) between Edinburgh and Arbroath. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or East Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Edinburgh to Arbroath.

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from Edinburgh to Arbroath

How to get from Edinburgh to Arbroath by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Edinburgh to Arbroath is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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You can travel by travel from Edinburgh to Arbroath with ScotRail and CrossCountry. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

    FAQs: Travel from Edinburgh to Arbroath

    FAQs: Travel to Arbroath 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 Arbroath.

    There are 2 options to travel between Edinburgh and Arbroath including taking a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Arbroath from Edinburgh is by taking a train, which costs on average $15 (€13).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Edinburgh to Arbroath:

    A train is $13 (€11) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $28 (€24) from Edinburgh to Arbroath.

    The fastest way to get to Arbroath from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 28 min.

    Other travel options to Arbroath take longer:

    Getting to Arbroath by bus takes 2 h 10 min on average.

    Arbroath is approximately 48 miles (77 km) away from Edinburgh.

    The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Arbroath is:

    • Around 8 buses per day.
    • 12 trains per day.

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

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

    • Most travelers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Arbroath.

    The following travel companies offer services from Edinburgh to Arbroath:

    • Megabus can get you to Arbroath by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Edinburgh to Arbroath for $28 (€24) on Omio.
    • East Coast, ScotRail, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper can take you to Arbroath by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for East Coast from Edinburgh to Arbroath for $15 (€13).

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

    • 12 direct trains per day with East Coast, ScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper.

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

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

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