How to travel from Edinburgh to Dundee

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from Edinburgh to Dundee

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

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bus

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

Megabus
09:35AM1h36
Edinburgh
11:11AMDundee, Seagate Bus Station
$141One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
09:35AM1h36
Edinburgh
11:11AMDundee, Seagate Bus Station
$141One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Scotrail
07:30AM1h12
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
08:42AMDundee station (DEE)
$211One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Scotrail
07:00AM1h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
08:30AMDundee station (DEE)
$191One-way
0 transfers
Scotrail
06:30AM1h12
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
07:42AMDundee station (DEE)
$211One-way
0 transfers
Scotrail
06:00AM1h28
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
07:28AMDundee station (DEE)
$211One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
10:35AM1h36
Edinburgh
12:11PMDundee, Seagate Bus Station
$141One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
08:35AM1h36
Edinburgh
10:11AMDundee, Seagate Bus Station
$141One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
11:35AM1h36
Edinburgh
01:11PMDundee, Seagate Bus Station
$141One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Dundee

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$15 - $2
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or ScotRail

Take a train or bus to travel 36 miles (58 km) from Edinburgh to Dundee. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or ScotRail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Edinburgh to Dundee.

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Travel to Dundee from Edinburgh on CrossCountry, ScotRail and FlixBus travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re 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 Dundee

    FAQs: Travel to Dundee 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 Dundee.
    FAQs

    There are 2 travel options to Dundee from Edinburgh. You can take a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Dundee from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $2 (€2).

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

    A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Edinburgh to Dundee.

    A bus is () less than a flight with an average ticket price of () from Edinburgh to Dundee.

    Taking a bus costs $12 (€11) less than taking a train, which costs on average $15 (€13) for the same trip.

    The fastest way from Edinburgh to Dundee is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Dundee that take longer:

    Getting to Dundee by bus takes 1 h 30 min on average.

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

    The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Dundee is:

    • 11 buses a day.
    • Around 16 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Edinburgh and Dundee 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 Dundee:

    • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrive in Dundee, Seagate Bus Station.
    • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Edinburgh to Dundee depart from Edinburgh Airport to Dundee Airport.
    • Most travelers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Dundee.

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

    • You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Dundee with Megabus, FlixBus or Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $2 (€2) with FlixBus from Edinburgh to Dundee.
    • You can travel by train between Edinburgh and Dundee with ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper, and you can find CrossCountry Edinburgh to Dundee tickets for $15 (€13) on Omio.

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

    • You can find 11 direct buses per day to take to Dundee with Megabus or FlixBus.
    • You can check for a direct train to Dundee with ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper with 16 direct trains per day.

    Direct services to Dundee 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 trip.

    Many of our customers traveling from Edinburgh to Dundee don't make Dundee their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Dundee are Glasgow, London, Ingliston or Aberdeen, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Dundee to any of these top destinations today!

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