There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Carnoustie by train, bus, night train 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  •  1 h 33 min

$21 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus, line 73 bus  •  2 h 7 min

  1. G92 / ...
  2. 73 / ...

$11 - $29

3 alternative options

Train, line 73 bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. 73 / ...

$20 - $68

Night train  •  1 h 37 min

$20 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. 66.1 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Carnoustie is 68 km. The road distance is 106 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Carnoustie is to bus and line 73 bus which costs £8 - £22 and takes 2 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Carnoustie is to drive which takes 1 h 26 min and costs £10 - £16.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Carnoustie. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 33 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Carnoustie. However, there are services departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Carnoustie, Queen Street via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

The train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie takes 1 h 33 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h 33 min. CrossCountry also services this route once a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Carnoustie via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station in around 2 h 7 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Edinburgh to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Edinburgh to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
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 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Carnoustie, Queen Street
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, High Street to Carnoustie, Queen Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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