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There are 11 ways to get from Cambridge to Dumfries by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$205 - $323

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Bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Lockerbie, Scotland National Express

$23 - $30

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Train via Leeds  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$90 - $162

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$105 - $232

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Dumfries 292.2 miles

$60 - $95

Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$63 - $194

Train to London City, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$131 - $371

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$83 - $273

Train to London Luton, fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$78 - $201

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$140 - $370

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$102 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Dumfries is to bus which costs £18 - £23 and takes 9 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Dumfries is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street and arriving at Dumfries, Whitesands via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Lockerbie, Crown Inn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Dumfries via Peterborough, Leeds and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Dumfries is 252 miles. The road distance is 292.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Dumfries without a car is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs £150 - £250.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Cambridge to Dumfries, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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Cambridge to Dumfries train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Dumfries is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs £150 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £23 and takes 9 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 251.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Dumfries, Scotland?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Dumfries via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston station, London Euston, and Carlisle in around 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Dumfries via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Lockerbie, Scotland, and Lockerbie, Crown Inn in around 9 h 47 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Lockerbie, Scotland
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Cambridge to Dumfries bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lockerbie, Scotland station.

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Cambridge to Dumfries train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Dumfries station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Dumfries is 292 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to drive from Cambridge to Dumfries.

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easyJet offers flights from London Stansted Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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Book your Cambridge to Dumfries train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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There are 218+ hotels available in Dumfries. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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