There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dunnottar Castle by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Stonehaven

$27 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station M92 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seagate Bus Station to Dunnottar Junction X7

$16 - $36

2 alternative options

Train, line 107 bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Montrose
  2. Take the line 107 bus from Montrose, Lloyds Pharmacy to Dunnottar Junction 107 / ...

$25 - $83

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dunnottar Castle 106.3 miles

$22 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunnottar Castle is to bus which costs £11 - £28 and takes 4 h 1 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunnottar Castle is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 1 min.

More details

The distance between Edinburgh and Dunnottar Castle is 79 miles. The road distance is 106.3 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Edinburgh to Dunnottar Castle, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Dunnottar Castle. However, there are services departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Dunnottar Junction via Seagate Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

More details

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Dunnottar Castle, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Dunnottar Castle every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Dunnottar Castle via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station, Seagate Bus Station, and Dunnottar Junction in around 4 h 1 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Stonehaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Edinburgh to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Stonehaven
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Edinburgh to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Stonehaven
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Edinburgh to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$20 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Montrose, Lloyds Pharmacy to Dunnottar Junction
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Dunnottar Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Book at
uk.megabus.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Travelling Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast by boat, bus, car and train, What documents do I need to cross Niagara Falls? and What are the different types of Renfe trains in Spain? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.