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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dunbar

3 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, St Andrew's House to Dunbar, Library

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Dunbar

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dunbar

Edinburgh to Dunbar by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Dunbar is around 22 min and covers a distance of around 29 miles. The fastest train normally takes 20 min. Services are operated by CrossCountry, TransPennine Express Service, LNER and others. Typically 114 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
22 min
Fastest train time:
20 min
Train distance:
29 miles
Trains per week:
114
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:48
Last train departs at:
23:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Dunbar train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar is to bus which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar is to train. Taking this option will cost £3 - £110 and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, St Andrew's House and arriving at Dunbar, Library. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dunbar. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dunbar is 27 miles. The road distance is 30.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £110.

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The train from Edinburgh to Dunbar takes 21 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Dunbar bus services, operated by East Coast Buses, depart from Edinburgh, St Andrew's House 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 21 min and costs £3 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dunbar.
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  • Distance: 26.7 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to Dunbar every 4 hours. Tickets cost £26 - £110 and the journey takes 21 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, East Coast Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh, St Andrew's House to Dunbar, Library hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 1h 2m. Borders Buses also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £22
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £22
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £65
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £65
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Bus operators
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, St Andrew's House to Dunbar, Library
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
East Coast Buses
Borders Buses
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
£70 - £85
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk

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

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

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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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