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

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Train, bus  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
  2. Take the bus from Lockerbie, Bridge Street to Dumfries, Whitesands 81 / ...

£30 - £48

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dumfries, Whitesands 101A / ...

£11 - £16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 46m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Loch Arthur 82 miles

£12 - £18

Edinburgh to Loch Arthur by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Loch Arthur is around 2h 51m and covers a distance of around 98 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 6m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, Stagecoach West Scotland, Houstons Minicoaches and others, the Edinburgh to Loch Arthur service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Beeswing, Church. Typically 50 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 51m
Fastest journey time:
2h 6m
Journey distance:
98 miles
Services per week:
50
Cheapest price:
£30
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:12
Last service departs at:
20:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Loch Arthur train and bus schedules

Edinburgh → Loch Arthur
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Loch Arthur is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arthur is to bus which costs £10 - £16 and takes 3h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arthur is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Loch Arthur. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Beeswing, Henderson Place via Dumfries, Whitesands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Loch Arthur is 69 miles. The road distance is 82 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arthur without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 58m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arthur, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Loch Arthur bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Loch Arthur bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Whitesands station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Loch Arthur is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1h 46m to drive from Edinburgh to Loch Arthur.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Loch Arthur. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arthur.
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  • Distance: 69.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 58m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Loch Arthur, Scotland?

Stagecoach West Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dumfries, Whitesands 4 times a day. Tickets cost £8 - £12 and the journey takes 2h 51m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£19 - £30
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lockerbie, Bridge Street to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Lockerbie, Bridge Street to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Houstons MinicoachesHoustons Minicoaches

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