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There are 5 ways to get from Dundee to Dumfries by bus, train or car

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Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands X74

$31 - $43

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Bus  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street G92 / ...
  2. Take the bus from West End, Lothian Road to Dumfries, Whitesands 101A / ...

$24 - $42

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Train  •  4h 32m

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

$66 - $173

Train, bus  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands 101A / ...

$30 - $79

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Dundee to Dumfries 146.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Dundee to Dumfries is to bus which costs £18 - £35 and takes 5h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Dundee to Dumfries is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dundee station to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Dumfries, Whitesands via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dundee to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Dundee and arriving at Dumfries via Haymarket and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Dundee and Dumfries is 100 miles. The road distance is 146.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Dundee to Dumfries without a car is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs £24 - £35.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Dundee to Dumfries, including transfers.

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Dundee to Dumfries bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Dundee City Centre, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Dundee to Dumfries is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs £24 - £35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £140 and takes 4h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Dundee to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 100.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Dundee to Dumfries via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dundee to Dumfries via Haymarket and Carlisle in around 4h 32m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$16 - $25
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$16 - $25
1st Class
$30 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$190
Sleeper Seat
$19 - $27
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from West End, Lothian Road to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Megabus UK
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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Dundee to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Whitesands station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dundee to Dumfries is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Dundee to Dumfries.

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