There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas by train, bus 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, bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
  2. Take the bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) 81 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street) 500 / ...

$38 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 102 / ...

$16 - $20

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas 91.1 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Castle Douglas is 76 miles. The road distance is 91.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas. However, there are services departing from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) and arriving at Castle Douglas, Royal Bank (Church Street) via Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Castle Douglas, Scotland?

Stagecoach West operates a bus from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mccallscoaches.com
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
dumgal.gov.uk

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