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There are 3 ways to get from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Edinburgh

$55 - $116

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Fountainbridge, Bread Street 101A / ...

$18 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh 91.2 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool and arriving at Fountainbridge, Bread Street via Dumfries, Whitesands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 6m.

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The distance between Castle Douglas and Edinburgh is 76 miles. The road distance is 91.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 4m and costs £40 - £90.

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

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Castle Douglas to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Dumfries, Whitesands station.

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Castle Douglas to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Fountainbridge, Bread Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Castle Douglas to Edinburgh is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh.

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There are 2363+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 76 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

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

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 2h 44m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
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 West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Fountainbridge, Bread Street
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
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
40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
dumgal.gov.uk

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