Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh

Dundee to Edinburgh train information

Dundee Edinburgh train map

Train duration 1h29m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Dundee, Scotland
Distance 39 Miles

The journey from Dundee, situated in Scotland and Edinburgh, which is in Scotland is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.

There are 39 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Dundee to Edinburgh is approximately 1h29m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Edinburgh from Dundee, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

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Dundee - Edinburgh prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Dundee - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Dundee to Edinburgh in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £8 when purchasing your train 1 month in advance which is 52% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Dundee to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Dundee and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Dundee and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Dundee - Edinburgh train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Dundee Edinburgh train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Dundee to Edinburgh? Use your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Dundee Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed across the year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Dundee to Edinburgh (one way journey).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

The cost to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a whole year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Dundee to Edinburgh train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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