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National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Edinburgh Dundee train ticket.
What are the benefits of a railcard?
When purchasing a railcard, the idea is to break even after several trips. But is it really relevant when travelling from Edinburgh to Dundee? Grab 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 fare for a Edinburgh Dundee ticket (i.e.: £8.82)(1)
Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£8.82 = 9.97. Your railcard will be worthwile after around 10 trips from Edinburgh to Dundee (one way journey).
What is the cost of a railcard?
The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for a whole 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|
|Edinburgh to Dundee train||£8.82||£5.88||£2.94||10|
(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
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Dundee by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Dundee. Your Edinburgh to Dundee train ticket is just few clicks away!
|£7.10||MORE||18/04/2017||09:00||ScotRail||2 days ago|
|£7.10||MORE||11/04/2017||09:00||ScotRail||1 day ago|
|£7.10||MORE||18/04/2017||12:00||ScotRail||2 days ago|
|£7.10||MORE||11/04/2017||12:00||ScotRail||1 day ago|
|£7.10||MORE||05/04/2017||08:01||ScotRail||2 days ago|
|£7.10||MORE||18/04/2017||13:00||ScotRail||2 days ago|
|£7.10||MORE||11/04/2017||13:00||ScotRail||1 day ago|
|£7.10||MORE||05/04/2017||09:00||ScotRail||2 days ago|
|£7.10||MORE||18/04/2017||07:00||ScotRail||2 days ago|
|£10.70||MORE||16/04/2017||09:15||ScotRail||2 days ago|
Best price found for Edinburgh to Dundee train ticket for the next 30 days.
You are able to buy your Edinburgh to Dundee train ticket in three different ways:
Is it possible to book a train online?
Buying your train tickets online is simple and only takes a few clicks. Almost all rail specialists give the ability to do it via their website.Tickets will be ready to collect at the station only two hours after booking via the fast ticket machine. Remember that you will need the card used for the booking in complement of your collection number.
Is it possible to book a train ticket over the phone?
If you don't want to purchase your ticket at the station or online, you can get in touch with the train companies by telephone. Most of them can take your booking by phone.
Is it possible to book a train ticket directly at the station?
If you would like to purchase your ticket at the station, you can do it either by yourself with the ticket vending machine and with an agent. For your information, some suburban stations might not provide all these services.
The easiest way to find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Dundee is to have a look online at the fares from all train providers. Gopili helps you to do so by comparing in one search journey times and fares across all existing offers. In case you need to make a journey back to Edinburgh afterwards, train tickets Dundee to Edinburgh are also available on gopili.
Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute
The chart above shows the cheapest prices found in the last six months depending on how many time in advance the train is bought. Getting your train from Edinburgh to Dundee in advance can help you spend less for your train.
The cheapest tickets we found were from £8 when buying your ticket 2 months in advance, it is 51% cheaper than the best ticket we found when booking on the day you're travelling.
Transport operators from Edinburgh to Dundee
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Dundee.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Dundee:
Different train ticket types for your journey
There are several types of rail tickets Edinburgh to Dundee proposed by each company, enabling travellers to choose between flexibility and price. Travellers can book tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each type of train ticket:
The Advance Tickets are tickets for single journeys, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be bought 12 weeks in advance, and they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. Typically, the earlier you book them, the cheaper the price is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-refundable. Nevertheless, you can change the time and the date of the trip before departure.
The Off-Peak Tickets are the cheapest tickets to travel in less busy trains. Offering a good quality-price ratio, these tickets require passengers to travel off-peak. You can book tickets at any time, in advance or just before the trip. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees do not exceed £10.00.
The Anytime Tickets are totally flexible: you can travel whenever you want. Tickets can be booked in advance or directly before travel. There are no conditions on when you want to travel, even though you will need to buy a new ticket if you want to change the date, destination or class.
You can also purchase a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Generally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the United Kingdom.
The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.
Things to do in Dundee
We have selected for you a list of 6 places that you can visit in Dundee.
If you're travelling to Dundee for the first time and you do not really know the things that you can see during your stay, don't worry. Your itinerary will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili provides you with the famous points of interests in Dundee.
RSS Discovery is probably one of the main attractions for visitors. You can also plan to discover HMS Unicorn and D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum which are frequently suggested by the people who have already visited the city.
Another noteworthy location that you may want to visit is North Carr if you want to find out more about the city.
The University of Dundee Botanic Garden is also a point of interest that we will recommend you to visit if you got spare time during your trip.
Lastly, if you're still looking to find out more about Dundee, Mains Castle can be the last step of your visit. Even though visitors might not consider it as the most interesting thing to do, it will help you get a complete picture of the city and its history.
Gopili compares ticket prices for you every day from all operators to help you find cheap train tickets for your next trip. The best ScotRail price found was £8.
Many trains run from Edinburgh to Dundee, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
Here's how to get cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Dundee. By following these few tips, you can most of the time find cheap train tickets for your journey.
When is the best time to book my ticket?
Getting your ticket early rather than leaving it until the last minute will enable you to get a lower fare. Advance tickets usually go on sale 12 weeks prior the date of departure. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by booking your ticket 90 days in advance. We suggest you to book your ticket as soon as possible.
When is the cheapest time of the day to travel?
You will also 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. In this way, try to avoid travelling during rush hours and you should spend less on your train ticket Edinburgh to Dundee.
2 single tickets vs 1 return: which is cheaper?
If you already know at what time you need to take the return journey, we suggest you to check the price of 2 single tickets as they are sometimes cheaper than a return. The only rule is to take the exact train you booked.
What are split tickets?
Another tip to save money is to split up your journey to Dundee. Instead of buying only one ticket for your journey you can divide the journey into different stages, and book a ticket for each section.
Travel information for your train journey
Route Edinburgh to Dundee
|Arrival city||Dundee, Scotland|
|Departure city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £7.10|
|Train operators for Edinburgh to Dundee||ScotRail|
The trains from Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Dundee (Eastern Scotland) are provided by ScotRail. The services on board can vary depending on the rail operator.
There are 39 miles between the two cities and the average train duration from Edinburgh to Dundee is around 1h30m. Travelling by train is most of the time the fastest way to go to Dundee from Edinburgh, and it's also a greener option than taking your car or using the plane.
Based on our data, the best fare to travel by train in the next month is £7.10. This price is based on an adult fare and is not including the money you can save with a discount card.
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Edinburgh to Dundee train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:
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