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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
  2. Take the bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) 81 / ...

$34 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 102 / ...

$11 - $13

1 alternative option

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 bus which costs £8 - £10 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dumfries is 102 km. The road distance is 118 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries, including transfers.

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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 50 min.

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

Stagecoach West operates a bus from Edinburgh to Dumfries hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 50 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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mccallscoaches.com

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