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There are 5 ways to get from Galashiels to Dumfries by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop X95
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$22 - $32

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Longtown, Graham Arms X95
  2. Take the bus from Annan, Stance 3 to Dumfries, DG One A 385 / ...

$18 - $24

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Train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Galashiels to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$61 - $125

Bus Stagecoach West Scotland  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Penicuik, Town Centre X62
  2. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Whitesands 101A / ...

$22 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Galashiels to Dumfries 62.1 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Galashiels to Dumfries is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galashiels to Dumfries is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galashiels to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Galashiels, Transport Interchange and arriving at Dumfries, DG One A via Longtown, Grahams Arms Hotel and Annan, Stance 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Galashiels to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Galashiels and arriving at Dumfries via Edinburgh and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Galashiels and Dumfries is 50 miles. The road distance is 62.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Galashiels to Dumfries without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs £17 - £25.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Galashiels to Dumfries, including transfers.

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Galashiels to Dumfries bus services, operated by Borders Buses, depart from Galashiels, Transport Interchange station.

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Galashiels to Dumfries train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Galashiels station.

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The best way to get from Galashiels to Dumfries is to bus which takes 4 h and costs £13 - £19. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £45 - £100 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Galashiels to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 49.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Galashiels, Scotland and Dumfries, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Galashiels to Dumfries via Longtown, Grahams Arms Hotel and Annan, Stance 3 in around 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galashiels to Dumfries via Edinburgh and Carlisle in around 4 h 31 min.

Train operators
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
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Galashiels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
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
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Longtown, Graham Arms
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Penicuik, Town Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 3 to Dumfries, DG One A
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
mccallscoaches.com
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Annan, Stance 3 to Dumfries, DG One A
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 to Dumfries, DG One A
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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Galashiels to Dumfries bus services, operated by McCalls Coaches, arrive at Dumfries, DG One A station.

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Galashiels to Dumfries train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Dumfries station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galashiels to Dumfries is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Galashiels to Dumfries.

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