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

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Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie

$20 - $26

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Night train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie

$20 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus, line 73 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 line 73 bus from Dundee City Centre, Marks and Spencer to Carnoustie, Queen Street 73 / ...

$24 - $31

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Carnoustie 66.1 miles

$14 - $21

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

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

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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, Marks and Spencer. 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 Carnoustie. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Carnoustie is 43 miles. The road distance is 66.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Carnoustie without a car is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs £15 - £20.

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The train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie takes 1 h 33 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Edinburgh to Carnoustie bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Carnoustie is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs £15 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus and line 73 bus, which costs £18 - £24 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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Edinburgh to Carnoustie bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Carnoustie, Queen Street station.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Carnoustie.
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  • Distance: 42.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie 3 times a week. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 1 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Carnoustie via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station and Dundee City Centre, Marks and Spencer 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 Carnoustie
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Carnoustie
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
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
$18 - $25
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Marks and Spencer to Carnoustie, Queen Street
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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