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Bus, train  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Academy Street to Lockerbie, Bridge Street 81 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lockerbie to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy

£32 - £144

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Bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Buccleuch Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station 101A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Rosebery Terrace X61

£15 - £21

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Train  •  3h 40m

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

£41 - £251

Bus via Glasgow  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Buccleuch Street to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance D X27

£18 - £26

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy 100.5 miles

£15 - £22

Dumfries to Kirkcaldy by bus and train

The journey time between Dumfries and Kirkcaldy is around 2h 39m and covers a distance of around 111 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 13m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, Houstons Minicoaches, TransPennine Express Service and others, the Dumfries to Kirkcaldy service departs from Dumfries, Academy Street and arrives in Kirkcaldy. Typically 42 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 39m
Fastest journey time:
2h 13m
Services per week:
42
Cheapest price:
£34
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:41
Last service departs at:
20:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dumfries to Kirkcaldy bus and train schedules

Dumfries → Kirkcaldy
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The cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy is to bus which costs £14 - £21 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy. However, there are services departing from Dumfries, Buccleuch Street and arriving at Kirkcaldy, Rosebery Terrace via Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy. However, there are services departing from Dumfries and arriving at Kirkcaldy via Carlisle and Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Dumfries and Kirkcaldy is 75 miles. The road distance is 100.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 18m and costs £30 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy, including transfers.

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Dumfries to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Dumfries, Buccleuch Street station.

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Dumfries to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Dumfries station.

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The best way to get from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs £40 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 4h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy.
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  • Distance: 74.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Dumfries, Scotland and Kirkcaldy, Scotland?

You can take a train from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy via Carlisle and Haymarket in around 3h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy via Edinburgh, Bus Station in around 4h 58m.

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 Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £16
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £16
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
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £60
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Academy Street to Lockerbie, Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Buccleuch Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Buccleuch Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Academy Street to Lockerbie, Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Houstons MinicoachesHoustons Minicoaches
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Rosebery Terrace
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Railway Station Stance D
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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Dumfries to Kirkcaldy bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Kirkcaldy, Rosebery Terrace station.

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Dumfries to Kirkcaldy train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Kirkcaldy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dumfries to Kirkcaldy is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Dumfries to Kirkcaldy.

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