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

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Train  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dunkeld & Birnam

£15 - £45

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Birnam Hotel M90 / ...

£12 - £18

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Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dunkeld 58.2 miles

£8 - £13

Edinburgh to Dunkeld by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Dunkeld is around 1h 33m and covers a distance of around 72 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 32m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Edinburgh to Dunkeld train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Dunkeld & Birnam. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 33m
Fastest train time:
1h 32m
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
£15
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:29
Last train departs at:
19:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Dunkeld train schedules

Edinburgh → Dunkeld
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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Dunkeld is to drive, which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunkeld is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Birnam Hotel. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dunkeld & Birnam. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dunkeld is 45 miles. The road distance is 58.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dunkeld without a car is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs £15 - £45.

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The train from Edinburgh to Dunkeld & Birnam takes 1h 33m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Edinburgh to Dunkeld bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from West End, Queensferry Street station.

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Edinburgh to Dunkeld train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dunkeld is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs £15 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dunkeld.
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  • Distance: 45.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 33m

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Dunkeld & Birnam twice daily. Tickets cost £15 - £45 and the journey takes 1h 33m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Birnam Hotel twice daily. Tickets cost £12 - £18 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dunkeld & Birnam
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Birnam Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Website
Scottish Citylink

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Edinburgh to Dunkeld bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Birnam Hotel station.

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Edinburgh to Dunkeld train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Dunkeld & Birnam station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dunkeld is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Edinburgh to Dunkeld.

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