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

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Train, line 81 bus  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Academy Street (Queensberry Street) 81

$37 - $48

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Bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 101A / ...

$26

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Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$53 - $112

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dumfries 73.5 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries is to train and line 81 bus which costs £28 - £40 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) and arriving at Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances). Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dumfries via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dumfries is 63 miles. The road distance is 73.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries without a car is to train and line 81 bus which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £28 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Dumfries train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries is to bus which takes 2 h 44 min and costs £20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £90 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 63.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

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

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh to Dumfries hourly. Tickets cost $26 and the journey takes 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Dumfries via Carlisle in around 2 h 45 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
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Academy Street (Queensberry Street)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
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
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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Edinburgh to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dumfries is 73 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Edinburgh to Dumfries.

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There are 220+ hotels available in Dumfries. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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