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

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Train, bus  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
  2. Take the bus from Lockerbie, Bridge Street to Dumfries, Lockerbie Road 81 / ...

£28 - £44

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road 101A / ...

£8 - £12

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 16m

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

£20 - £152

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road 72 miles

£10 - £16

Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road by bus

The bus journey time between Edinburgh and Dumfries, Edinburgh Road is around 2h 39m and covers a distance of around 82 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 35m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, the Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road bus service departs from Fountainbridge, Bread Street and arrives in Dumfries, Edinburgh Road. Typically 19 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 39m
Fastest bus time:
2h 35m
Bus distance:
82 miles
Buses per week:
19
Cheapest price:
£8
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:31
Last bus departs at:
20:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road bus schedules

Edinburgh → Dumfries, Edinburgh Road
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road is to bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Fountainbridge, Bread Street and arriving at Dumfries, Edinburgh Road. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dumfries via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dumfries, Edinburgh Road is 62 miles. The road distance is 72 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 14m and costs £28 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Fountainbridge, Bread Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road is to bus which takes 2h 35m and costs £8 - £12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £20 - £160 and takes 3h 16m.

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  • Distance: 62.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road 3 times a day. Tickets cost £8 - £12 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road via Carlisle and Dumfries in around 3h 16m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£19 - £30
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £130
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £80
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £130
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
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 Lockerbie, Bridge Street to Dumfries, Lockerbie Road
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Lockerbie, Bridge Street to Dumfries, Lockerbie Road
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Houstons MinicoachesHoustons Minicoaches

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Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Edinburgh Road station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Edinburgh to Dumfries, Edinburgh Road.

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