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

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Train  •  2h 42m

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

$51 - $111

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Bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dumfries, Whitesands 101A / ...

$13 - $18

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 37m

  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 bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 2h 50m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Dumfries, Whitesands. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 50m.

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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 2h 42m.

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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 which takes 2h 42m and costs £35 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street 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 train which takes 2h 42m and costs £35 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 63.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Dumfries via Carlisle in around 2h 42m. Alternatively, Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh to Dumfries every 3 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
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
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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Edinburgh to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Whitesands 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 1h 37m to drive from Edinburgh to Dumfries.

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