There are 6 ways to get from Kirkcudbright to Edinburgh 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Rowena Place) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lockerbie to Edinburgh

$41 - $64

Cheapest option

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

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 136-138) 101 / ...

$18 - $26

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkcudbright, Victoria Park (Millflats) to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street (Sherriff Court) 555
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 136-138) 101 / ...

$21 - $24

Bus, train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 54 min

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

$59 - $127

Bus via Dalbeattie, Maxwell Arms (Maxwell Street)  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 136-138) 101 / ...

$22 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Kirkcudbright to Edinburgh 100.2 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kirkcudbright to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kirkcudbright to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Kirkcudbright and Edinburgh is 84 miles. The road distance is 100.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Kirkcudbright to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kirkcudbright to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Kirkcudbright, Victoria Park (Millflats) and arriving at Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 136-138) via Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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

You can take a bus from Kirkcudbright to Edinburgh via Dumfries, Buccleuch Street (Sherriff Court) and Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) in around 4 h 32 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lockerbie to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Carlisle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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 Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Rowena Place) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 136-138)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Rowena Place) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Kirkcudbright, Victoria Park (Millflats) to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street (Sherriff Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
dumgal.gov.uk

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