There are 3 ways to get from Paisley to Dumfries by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Barrhead to Dumfries

$23 - $30

Cheapest option

Line 9 bus, bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Paisley, Smithhills Street to Buchanan Bus Station 9
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) X74

$15 - $19

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Paisley to Dumfries 84.1 miles

$18 - $27

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

ScotRail operates a train from Paisley to Dumfries every 4 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $30 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paisley to Dumfries via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 14 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Barrhead to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $30
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Paisley to Dumfries?

The distance between Paisley and Dumfries is 99 km. The road distance is 135 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Paisley to Dumfries?

The cheapest way to get from Paisley to Dumfries is to line 9 bus and bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Paisley to Dumfries?

The quickest way to get from Paisley to Dumfries is to train which takes 1 h 30 min and costs £17 - £21.

Is there a direct train between Paisley and Dumfries?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barrhead and arriving at Dumfries. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

Is there a direct bus between Paisley and Dumfries?

No, there is no direct bus from Paisley to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Paisley, Smithhills Street and arriving at Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

How long does it take to get from Paisley to Dumfries?

The train from Barrhead to Dumfries takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs every four hours.