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

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Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Arbroath

$18 - $70

3 alternative options

Bus, line 73 bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station X54 / ...
  2. Take the line 73 bus from Dundee City Centre, Marks and Spencer to Arbroath, Bus Station 73 / ...

Night train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Arbroath

$20 - $30

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 £11 - £18 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Arbroath is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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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 and arriving at Arbroath, Bus Station via Dundee City Centre, Marks and Spencer. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Arbroath. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 47 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 best way to get from Edinburgh to Arbroath without a car is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £14 - £55.

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The train from Edinburgh to Arbroath takes 1 h 47 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Arbroath bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from West End, Queensferry Street station.

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Edinburgh to Arbroath train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Arbroath is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £14 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus and line 73 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 25 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 47 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Arbroath hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $28 and the journey takes 1 h 47 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 Dundee City Centre, Marks and Spencer in around 3 h 25 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 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
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 - $30
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$190
Sleeper Seat
$20 - $30
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Marks and Spencer to Arbroath, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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uk.megabus.com

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Edinburgh to Arbroath bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Arbroath, Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to Arbroath train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Arbroath station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Arbroath is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Edinburgh to Arbroath.

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