There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Arbroath by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Arbroath

$18 - $70

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station M92 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seagate Bus Station to Arbroath Railway Station 39A / ...

$22 - $30

Night train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Arbroath

$20 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Arbroath 72.3 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Arbroath is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Arbroath is to train which costs £14 - £55 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Arbroath is 49 miles. The road distance is 72.3 miles.

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The train from Edinburgh to Arbroath takes 1 h 23 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Arbroath station. However, there are services departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Arbroath Railway Station via Seagate Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Arbroath. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Arbroath.
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  • Distance: 48.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Arbroath, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Arbroath every 3 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Arbroath via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station and Seagate Bus Station in around 2 h 24 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Arbroath
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
LNER
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Arbroath
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$186
Sleeper Seat
$20 - $29
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach UK

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