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Find cheap train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Dundee to Edinburgh train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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Find the best prices for train tickets Dundee to Edinburgh

from £5.00 MORE 1h20m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh
from £20.00 MORE 3h39m
from £1.50 MORE 1h31m
from £139.13 MORE 15h12m

Dundee - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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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.

Transport operators from Dundee to Edinburgh

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Dundee to Edinburgh.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Cross Country Dundee Edinburgh
ScotRail Dundee Edinburgh

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Where to find cheap train tickets

Cross Country

The rail company Cross Country offers year-round connections by train to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh at low cost. The tickets are available from Cross Country from £13.


ScotRail, the rail travel company, runs between Dundee and Edinburgh from £5, allowing you to travel without breaking the bank.

How to find cheap train tickets Dundee to Edinburgh ?

If you want cheap train tickets Dundee to Edinburgh, you've come to the right place. Here we share with you some tricks to get cheap train tickets.

  • Booking your ticket in advance instead of leaving it until the day before will enable you to spend less. Advance tickets tend to go on sale 90 days in advance. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by purchasing your ticket 12 weeks in advance. We suggest you to purchase your ticket as soon as it is available.
  • You will most of the time take notice that, the most affordable time to travel is outside the peak train times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Therefore, try to avoid travelling during rush hours and you will spend less on your train ticket Dundee to Edinburgh.
  • If you already know at what time you wish to come back, you need to have a look at the price of 2 single tickets as they are sometimes cheaper than a return. The only rule is to use the exact train you purchased.
  • Another tip to pay less is to split up your journey to Edinburgh. Rather than buying only a single ticket for your journey you can split the journey into different stages, and book a ticket for each part of the journey.

Travel information for your train journey

Dundee Edinburgh train

Route Dundee to Edinburgh

Dundee Edinburgh train map

Train duration 1h29m
Arrival city Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure city Dundee, Scotland
Distance 39 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £5.00
Train operators for Dundee to Edinburgh Cross Country, ScotRail

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 £5.00 to travel in the next month. Prices may change depending on the day and hour of travel as well as how far in advance you book your ticket.

Proximity journey

Many trains run from Dundee to Edinburgh, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

Best price found for train ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Edinburgh. Your Dundee to Edinburgh train ticket is just few clicks away!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
(Waverley, city centre)
£10.70 18/12/2017 14:17 ScotRail 5 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£10.70 18/12/2017 18:44 ScotRail 5 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£10.70 18/12/2017 13:20 ScotRail 5 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£10.70 18/12/2017 18:23 ScotRail 5 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£10.70 18/12/2017 17:34 ScotRail 5 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£17.10 15/12/2017 19:33 Multiple companies 23 hours ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£17.10 15/12/2017 09:07 Multiple companies 23 hours ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£17.10 18/12/2017 19:33 Multiple companies 5 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£17.10 18/12/2017 09:07 Multiple companies 5 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£18.20 15/12/2017 13:20 ScotRail 23 hours ago

Best price found for Dundee to Edinburgh train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Departure and arrival for your train travel

A lot of trains travel day to day between Dundee to Edinburgh. They serve the following train stations: Dundee train station, Edinburgh Waverley train station

Things to do in Edinburgh

We have compiled for you a list of 6 things that you can do in Edinburgh.

  • Arthur's Seat
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • St. Giles' Cathedral
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Gladstone's Land
  • National Museum of Scotland

If you're travelling to Edinburgh for the first time and you do not really know the things that you can do during your time over there, we're here to help. Your itinerary will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili shares with you the well-known areas in Edinburgh.

Arthur's Seat is probably among the main tourist places for visitors. You can also plan to visit Holyrood Palace and Royal Yacht Britannia which are most of the time advised by the travellers who have already explored the city.

Another interesting area that you may want to discover is Gladstone's Land if you want to know more about this destination.

St. Giles' Cathedral is also a place that we will recommend you to see if you got enough time during your trip.

Finally, if you're still curious in discovering more about Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland can be the last stage of your visit. While travellers may not consider it as the most interesting place to visit, it will enable you to get a complete view of the city and its history.

Train ticket types for your travel

Train tickets may look a bit difficult at first sight but it's simple to understand how it is working. To start, there are three principal rail tickets types applicable in the England for your train Dundee to Edinburgh: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

  • Advance Ticket : Advance train tickets are a good manner to get really cheap train tickets. They are accessible up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest reductions. To take benefit of these tickets you must book earlier: the earlier you purchase, the cheaper the train costs are! Advance tickets Dundee to Edinburgh are every time sold as singles, but if you want to book tickets for a return journey, just buy two Advance tickets. They are only valid for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you prefer more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak train tickets could be for you. These tickets are flexible and valid at “off peak” times of the day. Off-Peak train tickets are less expensive than the Anytime ticket and still give the flexibility of travelling on any Off-peak trains. They can be booked any time before travelling, even at the last minute. Off-Peak train tickets are efficient at any time of the day on Weekend, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on days of the week.
  • Anytime ticket : These tickets are entirely flexible and they are valid on any train, at any time, on any day. They give full security when you can't be sure of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you go. They are more costly than advance or Off-Peak but they can be refunded.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the England to travel to Edinburgh, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

Book cheap train from Dundee to Edinburgh

There are different ways to buy your Dundee to Edinburgh train ticket:

By booking your train tickets online, you can quickly compare train schedules and fares to save money. Almost all rail companies and online ticket retailers give the ability to do this. Once your ticket is bought, you will have a confirmation email with your collection number that you will bring with your card to collect your ticket at the station before your departure.

If you don't want to book your ticket on companies' websites, you can contact the train providers by telephone. Most of them have a call centre.

If you would like to book your ticket at the station, you are able to do it either by yourself via the self-service ticket machine as well as with an advisor. Please note some smaller stations might not benefit from all these services.

The easiest way to find cheap train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh is to check online the fares from all rail operators. Gopili enables you to do it by comparing in one search the times and prices across all existing offers. If you need to make a journey back to Dundee later on, train tickets Edinburgh to Dundee are also available on gopili.

Discount Dundee to Edinburgh train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Dundee Edinburgh train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards exist 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 discount card, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

When purchasing a railcard, you aim to save money after several trips. But is it really relevant when travelling from Dundee to Edinburgh? Check with your calculator, considering:

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

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

C = average cost for a Dundee Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £13.34)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Then divide that number by C. It will give you the average number of journeys needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£13.34 = 6.6. Your railcard will be worth the investment after at least 7 trips from Dundee to Edinburgh (one way trip).

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 £13.34 £8.89 £4.45 6.61

(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

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh:

Bus from Dundee to Edinburgh

Flights from Dundee to Edinburgh