There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dunoon by train, ferry, 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, ferry  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Gourock
  3. Take the ferry from Gourock Ferry Terminal to Dunoon Ferry Terminal Cm1

$36 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal) 907

$18 - $24

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal) 907

$21 - $27

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dunoon 121.7 miles

$26 - $40

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Dunoon via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4 h 27 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Central to Gourock
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Argyll Ferries
Phone
0800 066 5000
Email
info@argyllferries.co.uk
Website
argyllferries.co.uk
Ferry from Gourock Ferry Terminal to Dunoon Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
argyllferries.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Dunoon is 108 km. The road distance is 195 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunoon is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 4 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunoon is to drive which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £19 - £28.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Dunoon. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) and arriving at Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Edinburgh to Dunoon, including transfers.