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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dean Castle by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1h 48m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Beansburn, Castle Drive 4 / ...

£14 - £35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Beansburn, Castle Drive 4 / ...

£13 - £19

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock

£16 - £46

Drive  •  1h 15m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dean Castle 64.7 miles

£10 - £15

Edinburgh to Dean Castle by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Dean Castle is around 2h 2m and covers a distance of around 69 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 26m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service and Stagecoach West Scotland. Typically 377 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 2m
Fastest journey time:
1h 26m
Journey distance:
69 miles
Services per week:
377
Cheapest price:
£14
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:01
Last service departs at:
22:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Dean Castle train, walk and bus schedules

Departing Monday, August 2, 2021

Edinburgh → Dean Castle
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dean Castle is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dean Castle is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Dean Castle. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Beansburn, Castle Drive via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Dean Castle. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Kilmarnock via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 40m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dean Castle is 55 miles. The road distance is 64.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dean Castle without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h 48m and costs £13 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from Edinburgh to Dean Castle, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Dean Castle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Dean Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dean Castle is to bus which takes 2h 9m and costs £13 - £19. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £15 - £50 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dean Castle.
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  • Distance: 55.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 48m

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Dean Castle via Buchanan Bus Station and Beansburn, Castle Drive in around 2h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Dean Castle via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, and Kilmarnock in around 2h 40m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £16
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£12 - £16
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Beansburn, Castle Drive
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink

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Edinburgh to Dean Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Beansburn, Castle Drive station.

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Edinburgh to Dean Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Kilmarnock station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dean Castle is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1h 15m to drive from Edinburgh to Dean Castle.

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