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

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street) to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street (Sherriff Court) 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Lockerbie, Sydney Place (Cruden Terrace) 81 / ...
  3. Take the train from Lockerbie to Edinburgh

$37 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 136-138) 101 / ...

$15 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus, train via Carlisle  •  4 h 13 min

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

$55 - $121

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh 91.2 miles

$19 - $29

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

Stagecoach West operates a bus from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lockerbie to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Carlisle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street) to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street (Sherriff Court)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Lockerbie, Sydney Place (Cruden Terrace)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 136-138)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street) to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street (Sherriff Court)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
dumgal.gov.uk
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Lockerbie, Sydney Place (Cruden Terrace)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Castle Douglas and Edinburgh is 122 km. The road distance is 146 km.

The cheapest way to get from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 3 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs £14 - £22.

No, there is no direct bus from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street) and arriving at Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 136-138) via Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh, including transfers.