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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Kirkcaldy

$11 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Hayfield, Victoria Hospital 53 / ...

$6 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus via Glenrothes, Bus Station  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Glenrothes, Bus Station X54
  2. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Alexandra Street X37

$7 - $10

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dundee to Kirkcaldy 30.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Dundee to Kirkcaldy 30.9 miles

$6 - $10

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

ScotRail operates a train from Dundee to Kirkcaldy hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 43 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach UK operates a bus from Dundee to Kirkcaldy hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Fishers Tours of Dundee also services this route once daily.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Virgin Trains East Coast
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Dundee to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$202
Sleeper Seat
$17 - $25
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Hayfield, Victoria Hospital
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Kirkcaldy, Alexandra Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Kirkcaldy, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dundee to Kirkcaldy
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Tay Taxis
Phone
+44 1382 450450
The Taxi Club
Phone
+44 1382 202727

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dundee and Kirkcaldy is 41 km. The road distance is 49 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dundee to Kirkcaldy is to bus which costs £5 - £8 and takes 2 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Dundee to Kirkcaldy is to taxi which takes 38 min and costs £70 - £90.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dundee and arriving at Kirkcaldy. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Hayfield, Victoria Hospital. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

The train from Dundee to Kirkcaldy takes 43 min including transfers and departs hourly.