There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street) 501 / ...

$46 - $57

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Bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 101A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank (Church Street) 500 / ...

$34

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas 91.1 miles

$19 - $29

Questions & Answers

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 54 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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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Castle Douglas bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) station.

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Edinburgh to Castle Douglas bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Castle Douglas, Royal Bank (Church Street) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Castle Douglas is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Castle Douglas. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas.
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  • Distance: 76 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Castle Douglas via Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) and Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) in around 3 h 54 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 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank (Church Street)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
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
$9
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Royal Bank (Church Street)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk

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