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

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Bus via Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool (King Street)  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 102 / ...

$19 - $25

3 alternative options

Train, line 500 bus  •  4 h 51 min

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

$60 - $123

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 102 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square (Beaconsfield Place) 505

$23 - $24

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright 100.3 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2 h 9 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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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright, including transfers.

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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, Swimming Pool (King Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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

Stagecoach West operates a bus from Edinburgh to Kirkcudbright hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
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
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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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