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

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Train, line 20 bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dundee
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre to Forfar, The Cross 21A / ...

2 alternative options

Bus, line 20 bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station M92 / ...
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Seagate Bus Station to Forfar, The Cross 21A / ...

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Forfar 69 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Forfar is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Forfar is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Forfar. However, there are services departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Forfar, The Cross via Seagate Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Forfar is 50 miles. The road distance is 69 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Forfar without a car is to train and line 20 bus which takes 2 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Edinburgh to Forfar, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Forfar bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from West End, Queensferry Street station.

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Edinburgh to Forfar bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Forfar, The Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Forfar is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Edinburgh to Forfar.

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There are 215+ hotels available in Forfar. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Forfar.
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  • Distance: 49.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Forfar via Seagate Bus Station in around 2 h 32 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre to Forfar, The Cross
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Forfar, The Cross
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Megabus UK

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