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There are 3 ways to get from Dumfries to Stirling by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

$33 - $43

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Bus  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station X36 / ...

$4 - $12

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Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Dumfries to Stirling 92 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Stirling is to bus which costs £3 - £9 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dumfries to Stirling is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dumfries to Stirling station. However, there are services departing from Dumfries, Whitesands and arriving at Stirling, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dumfries to Stirling. However, there are services departing from Dumfries and arriving at Stirling via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Dumfries and Stirling is 74 miles. The road distance is 92 miles.

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The best way to get from Dumfries to Stirling without a car is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £25 - £35.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Dumfries to Stirling, including transfers.

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Dumfries to Stirling bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Dumfries, Whitesands station.

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Dumfries to Stirling train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Dumfries station.

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The best way to get from Dumfries to Stirling is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £25 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £3 - £9 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Dumfries to Stirling.
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  • Distance: 74 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Dumfries to Stirling via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dumfries to Stirling via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 43 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Stirling, Scotland
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Dumfries to Stirling bus services, operated by First, arrive at Stirling, Bus Station.

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Dumfries to Stirling train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Stirling station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dumfries to Stirling is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Dumfries to Stirling.

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There are 302+ hotels available in Stirling. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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