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There are 4 ways to get from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Lockerbie, Bridge Street 81 / ...
  3. Take the train from Lockerbie to Haymarket
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Dunfermline Town

£34 - £58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Loreburne Centre 501
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station X24 / ...

£19 - £28

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket

£43 - £165

Drive  •  2h 3m

  1. Drive from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline 104.3 miles

£15 - £23

Castle Douglas to Dunfermline by bus and train

The journey time between Castle Douglas and Dunfermline is around 5h 16m and covers a distance of around 120 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 9m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, McCalls Coaches, DGC Buses and others, the Castle Douglas to Dunfermline service departs from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool and arrives in Dunfermline Town. Typically 39 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 16m
Fastest journey time:
3h 9m
Services per week:
39
Cheapest price:
£34
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:06
Last service departs at:
21:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Castle Douglas to Dunfermline bus and train schedules

Castle Douglas → Dunfermline
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The cheapest way to get from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline is to drive. Taking this option will cost £15 - £23 and takes 2h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline station. However, there are services departing from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool and arriving at Dunfermline, Bus Station via Dumfries, Whitesands and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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The distance between Castle Douglas and Dunfermline is 81 miles. The road distance is 104.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 16m and costs £30 - £60.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m to get from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline, including transfers.

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Castle Douglas to Dunfermline bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool station.

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The best way to get from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs £40 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £29 and takes 5h 47m.

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Castle Douglas to Dunfermline bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Dunfermline, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Castle Douglas to Dunfermline is 104 miles. It takes approximately 2h 3m to drive from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline.

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Map of how to get from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline.
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  • Distance: 80.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 16m

What companies run services between Castle Douglas, Scotland and Dunfermline, Scotland?

You can take a train from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline via Dumfries, Railway Station, Dumfries, Carlisle, and Haymarket in around 5h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Castle Douglas to Dunfermline via Dumfries, Loreburne Centre, Dumfries, Whitesands, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 5h 47m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lockerbie to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£19 - £29
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£24 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Dunfermline Town
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Lockerbie, Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Loreburne Centre
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
McCalls Coaches
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
DGC Buses
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Houstons MinicoachesHoustons Minicoaches
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Lockerbie, Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Houstons MinicoachesHoustons Minicoaches
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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