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
Train operators ScotRail
Lowest train price from £5.00
Average train price £16.00

The route connecting Dundee, which is in Scotland and Edinburgh, located in Scotland is well connected by trains. The trains are run by these several operators: ScotRail.

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.

We found tickets from £5.00 to travel in the next month. Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Dundee to Edinburgh train tickets

from £5.00 MORE 1h20m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £21.30 MORE 3h27m
from £6.80 MORE 1h40m
Flight
from £125.80 MORE 14h40m

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£13

National Express£22

Raileurope£12

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Megabus£13

National Express£22

Raileurope£12

16

Megabus£13

National Express£22

Raileurope£12

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Megabus£11

National Express£22

Raileurope£12

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Megabus£7

National Express£22

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 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
06:59
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:24
1h25m ScotRail
Dundee
07:09
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:48
1h39m ScotRail
Dundee
07:37
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:08
1h31m ScotRail
Dundee
08:22
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:31
1h09m ScotRail
Dundee
08:29
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
10:01
1h32m ScotRail
Dundee
12:10
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:28
1h18m ScotRail
Dundee
12:36
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:08
1h32m ScotRail
Dundee
13:18
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:30
1h12m ScotRail
Dundee
13:34
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
15:00
1h26m ScotRail
Dundee
14:21
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
15:33
1h12m ScotRail
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Dundee - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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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 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.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£7.50 05/12/2019 14:21 ScotRail 10 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£7.50 05/12/2019 20:30 ScotRail 10 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£7.50 05/12/2019 18:24 ScotRail 10 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.20 14/11/2019 20:30 ScotRail 5 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.20 14/11/2019 14:21 ScotRail 5 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.20 14/11/2019 12:10 ScotRail 5 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.20 14/11/2019 08:29 ScotRail 5 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.20 14/11/2019 13:18 ScotRail 5 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.20 14/11/2019 07:09 ScotRail 5 days ago
Dundee
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£11.20 14/11/2019 18:46 ScotRail 5 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Dundee Edinburgh train

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.: £15.33)(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/£15.33 = 5.74. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 6 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 £15.33 £10.22 £5.11 5.75

(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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