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

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Train  •  2h 45m

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

£39 - £152

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Bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Academy Street 101S

£10 - £14

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Drive  •  1h 37m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dumfries 73.5 miles

£12 - £19

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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 - £19 and takes 1h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Fountainbridge, Bread Street and arriving at Dumfries, Academy Street. Services depart once daily, 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 45m.

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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 45m and costs £35 - £160.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m 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 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 45m and costs £35 - £160. 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 45m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Dumfries via Carlisle in around 2h 45m. Alternatively, Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Academy Street once daily. Tickets cost £10 - £14 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 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £20
Off-Peak Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
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
£7 - £21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Academy Street
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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Edinburgh to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Academy Street 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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