There are 4 ways to get from Dumfries to Gretna Green by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  23 min

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus  •  42 min

  1. X75 / ...

$5 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. 24.3 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  28 min

  1. 24.3 miles

$5 - $8

What companies run services between Dumfries, Scotland and Gretna Green, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Dumfries to Gretna Green hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 23 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach West operates a bus from Dumfries to Gretna Green every 4 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $6 and the journey takes 42 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Gretna, Central Avenue (Annan Road)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Gretna, Central Avenue (Annan Road)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Loreburn Street (Rae Street) to Gretna, Central Avenue (Annan Road)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dumfries to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dumfries and Gretna Green is 36 km. The road distance is 39 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Gretna Green is to bus which costs £3 - £7 and takes 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Dumfries to Gretna Green is to train which takes 23 min and costs £6 - £8.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dumfries and arriving at Gretna Green. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue (Annan Road). Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

The train from Dumfries to Gretna Green takes 23 min including transfers and departs hourly.