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Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 3h 12m to travel from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 63 miles (101 km). There are normally 28 trains per day traveling from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from $17.40 when you book in advance.

First train

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Last train

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Departure station

Dumfries

Arrival station

Edinburgh (Waverley)

Journey time

From 2h 16m

Distance

63 miles (101 km)

Frequency

28 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $17.40

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway

About the train journey from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Want to travel from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) usually takes 3 hours 12 minutes on average to travel 101 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 16 minutes. You can expect to find 28 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Dumfries and Edinburgh (Waverley), you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Edinburgh (Waverley).

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $17.40.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Edinburgh (Waverley), including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

FAQs for Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Want to know more about your journey from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley)? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Dumfries and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 3 hours and 12 minutes, with around 28 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Dumfries and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 2 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) cost?

Train tickets from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as $17.40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

No, there are no direct train services from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley). Travelling from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The first train from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 03:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The last train from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 22:59. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Dumfries and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 63 miles (101 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at $17.40 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Dumfries to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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