There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dunbar

$9 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Waverley Station) to Dunbar, Library (Masonic Lodge) X7 / ...

$11

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Dunbar 30.9 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dunbar 30.9 miles

$6 - $10

Uber  •  37 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Dunbar 30.9 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar is to train which costs £7 - £40 and takes 20 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dunbar is 27 miles. The road distance is 30.9 miles.

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The train from Edinburgh to Dunbar takes 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Waverley Station) station and arriving at Dunbar, Library (Masonic Lodge). Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dunbar. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to Dunbar every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 20 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, East Coast Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Dunbar every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Bus operators
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Waverley Station) to Dunbar, Library (Masonic Lodge)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Border Buses
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Dunbar, Post Office
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Dunbar, Library (Masonic Lodge)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$50 - $75
uberX
$50 - $75
uberXL
$80 - $110
UberEXEC
$85 - $120
Taxi from Edinburgh to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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