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Dundee to Edinburgh train information

Dundee Edinburgh train map

Train duration 1h29m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Dundee, Scotland
Distance 39 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, ScotRail
Lowest train price from £7.30
Average train price £14.00

The route between Dundee, situated in Scotland and Edinburgh, which is in Scotland is well served by trains. The trains are operated by the following rail companies: Cross Country, ScotRail.

There are 39 miles between the two cities and the average duration from Dundee to Edinburgh is approximately 1h29m. Travelling by train is often the fastest option to travel to Edinburgh from Dundee, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

We found trains from £7.30 to travel in the next 30 days. Prices can vary depending on the day and hour of travel or how far in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Dundee to Edinburgh train tickets

from £7.30 MORE 1h21m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £19.50 MORE 3h36m
from £1.50 MORE 1h31m
Flight
from £139.32 MORE 14h03m

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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Megabus£12

National Express£22

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22

Megabus£12

National Express£22

Loco2£11

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25

Megabus£12

National Express£20

Loco2£11

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28

Megabus£12

National Express£22

Loco2£11

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Megabus£12

National Express£22

Loco2£8

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Megabus£11

National Express£20

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Dundee to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Dundee
07:09
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:44
1h35m ScotRail
Dundee
07:38
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:03
1h25m ScotRail
Dundee
08:20
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:29
1h09m ScotRail
Dundee
08:29
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:59
1h30m ScotRail
Dundee
12:17
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:28
1h11m ScotRail
Dundee
12:36
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:04
1h28m ScotRail
Dundee
13:20
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:33
1h13m ScotRail
Dundee
13:33
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:57
1h24m ScotRail
Dundee
14:17
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
15:30
1h13m ScotRail
Dundee
17:17
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:34
1h17m ScotRail
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Dundee - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

60

£8

30

£9

15

£11

7

£12

3

£12

1

£16

Same day

Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found in the past 6 months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is purchased. Getting your train from Dundee to Edinburgh in advance should help you spend less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £8 when booking your train 1 month in advance which is 52% cheaper than the cheapest ticket we found when booking 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.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£7.30 07/03/2018 08:29 ScotRail 3 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£7.30 07/03/2018 12:36 ScotRail 3 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£7.30 27/02/2018 13:33 ScotRail 3 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£7.30 27/02/2018 12:36 ScotRail 3 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£7.30 27/02/2018 18:44 ScotRail 3 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.00 25/02/2018 14:07 ScotRail 12 hours ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.00 25/02/2018 21:22 ScotRail 12 hours ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.00 25/02/2018 20:22 ScotRail 12 hours ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.00 22/02/2018 14:17 ScotRail 15 hours ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.00 22/02/2018 12:36 ScotRail 15 hours ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Dundee Edinburgh train

Discount Dundee - Edinburgh train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Dundee Edinburgh train ticket is probably 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 United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

Why should I buy a railcard?

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

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Dundee Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £13.33)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£13.33 = 6.6. Your railcard will be worthwile if you're doing around 7 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 buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get 34% off most adult fares for one year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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 £13.33 £8.88 £4.44 6.62

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

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