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

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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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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 every two hours. The journey takes approximately 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 best way to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar without a car is to train which takes 20 min and costs .

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The train from Edinburgh to Dunbar takes 20 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Edinburgh to Dunbar bus services, operated by East Coast Buses, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street (Waverley Steps) (Waverley Station).

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Edinburgh to Dunbar train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar is to train which takes 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Edinburgh to Dunbar bus services, operated by East Coast Buses, arrive at Dunbar, Library (Masonic Lodge) station.

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Edinburgh to Dunbar train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Dunbar station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar.
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  • Distance: 26.7 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to Dunbar 5 times a day. 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 30 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 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Border Buses
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Dunbar, Post Office
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
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
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uber.com
Assist
$50 - $75
UberX
$50 - $75
uberXL
$80 - $120
Exec
$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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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dunbar is 31 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Edinburgh to Dunbar.

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