Trains from Dundee to Kirkcaldy

Dundee to Kirkcaldy train information

Dundee Kirkcaldy train map

Train duration 0h44m
Arrival Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Departure Dundee, Scotland
Distance 29 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, ScotRail
Lowest train price from £15.80
Average train price £16.00

The trains between Dundee (Eastern Scotland) to Kirkcaldy (Eastern Scotland) are operated by Cross Country, ScotRail. The services on board may change depending on the train operator.

On average, it takes around 0h44m by train because of the 29 miles to travel to Kirkcaldy from Dundee. The journey time will change depending if the train is direct or with stops.

According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £15.80. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Dundee to Kirkcaldy train tickets

from £15.80 MORE 0h44m

Dundee - Kirkcaldy prices calendar

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Dundee - Kirkcaldy: the best time to book cheap trains

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The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Buying your train from Dundee to Kirkcaldy in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £7 when buying your seat 3 days in advance which is 30% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Dundee to Kirkcaldy trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£15.80 16/09/2024 10:40 ScotRail 1 month ago
£15.80 16/09/2024 08:40 ScotRail 1 month ago
£15.80 16/09/2024 09:33 Cross Country 1 month ago
£15.80 16/09/2024 09:46 ScotRail 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Dundee Kirkcaldy train

Discount Dundee - Kirkcaldy train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Dundee Kirkcaldy train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain 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.

  • When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Dundee to Kirkcaldy? Use 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 Kirkcaldy ticket (i.e.: £15.80)(1)

    The first step is to divide A by B: this will give 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 journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£15.80 = 5.57. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 6 trips from Dundee to Kirkcaldy (one way trip).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(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 Kirkcaldy train £15.80 £10.53 £5.27 5.58

(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