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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road) 500 / ...

$65 - $125

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 101A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square (Beaconsfield Place) 505

$36

2 alternative options

Bus via Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 101A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road) 501 / ...

$40

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright 100.3 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright. However, there are services departing from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) and arriving at Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square (Beaconsfield Place) via Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) and Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kirkcudbright is 84 miles. The road distance is 100.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) station.

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Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright is 100 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright.

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There are 182+ hotels available in Kirkcudbright. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright.
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  • Distance: 84.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright via Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances), Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances), and Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road) in around 4 h 48 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square (Beaconsfield Place)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
dumgal.gov.uk

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