There are 4 ways to get from Kilmarnock to Dumfries by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Dumfries

$17 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilmarnock to Dumfries, Scotland National Express

$14 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus Stagecoach West  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Buchanan Bus Station X76 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) X74

$17 - $19

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kilmarnock to Dumfries 58.7 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Kilmarnock to Dumfries is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kilmarnock to Dumfries is to train which costs £13 - £17 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Kilmarnock and Dumfries is 51 miles. The road distance is 58.7 miles.

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The train from Kilmarnock to Dumfries takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kilmarnock and arriving at Dumfries, Scotland. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kilmarnock and arriving at Dumfries. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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

ScotRail operates a train from Kilmarnock to Dumfries every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kilmarnock to Dumfries via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 9 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Kilmarnock to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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