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Trains to Dumfries glide along the banks of the River Nith, passing over the beautiful scenery of southern Scotland before stopping in the northeast of the town centre. Constructed in 1859, the station is a charming building in red sandstone - a common material in the area thanks to the local Locharbriggs quarry - with decorative cast-iron columns. It’s to the north of the town centre, a short walk from the shops around Queensbury Street and High Street. Be prepared for a sing-along as you leave the carriage, as it was in Dumfries that Robert Burns penned the world-famous Auld Lang Syne. He also died in here in 1796, and the town has a marble statue of the great poet a ten-minute walk from the station. Other highlights include Greyfriars Church, the World War 2 Aviation Museum and the Threave Estate and Drumlanrig Castle, just a short bus ride away.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:35 - 19:30
Saturday 06:35 - 19:30
Sunday 10:30 - 19:55
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces134
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access to ticket office and northbound platform. Level access from road to southbound platform, connecting footbridge with stairs between platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
There are entrances on either side of the station. The main concourse is on the west side, off Station Road, and is adjacent to platform 1 (towards Glasgow). The eastern entrance leads on to platform 2 (towards Carlisle). A footbridge connects the platforms, but step-free access is only possible from the street - so it’s worth checking which side of the station you need before you travel.

Departures and arrivals from Dumfries

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Dumfries station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glasgow CentralScotRail08:471On time
to CarlisleScotRail09:012On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail10:401On time
to CarlisleScotRail11:012On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail11:501On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CarlisleScotRail08:451On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail08:592On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail10:302On time
from CarlisleScotRail10:371On time
from CarlisleScotRail11:481On time
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