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

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

Train  •  3 h 10 min

$61 - $87

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. National Express

$16 - $21

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. 156.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. MAN - GLA

$82 - $321

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Dumfries, Scotland?

You can take a train from Manchester to Dumfries via Carlisle in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester to Dumfries once a week. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
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
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester and Dumfries is 198 km. The road distance is 250 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Dumfries is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 4 h.

The quickest way to get from Manchester to Dumfries is to drive which takes 2 h 37 min and costs £25 - £40.

No, there is no direct train from Manchester to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Dumfries via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester and arriving at Dumfries, Scotland. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Manchester to Dumfries, including transfers.