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

Train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Barrhead to Dumfries

$21 - $27

2 alternative options

Line 9 bus, bus  •  3 h 4 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

$28

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Paisley to Dumfries 84.1 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paisley to Dumfries is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 32 min.

More details

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

More details

The distance between Paisley and Dumfries is 62 miles. The road distance is 84.1 miles.

Get driving directions

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

More details

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 4 min.

More details

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.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Paisley to Dumfries is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Paisley to Dumfries.

Get driving directions

Paisley to Dumfries bus services, operated by First, depart from Paisley, Storie Street station.

More details

Map of how to get from Paisley to Dumfries.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 62.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Paisley to Dumfries every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $27 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 4 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
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Website
stagecoachbus.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Is ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar right for you?, Travelling Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast by boat, bus, car and train and Want to know more about Flixbus? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.