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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
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
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
WheelchairsAvailable
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 CentralScotRail06:461On time
to CarlisleScotRail07:141On time
to CarlisleScotRail07:411On time
to CarlisleScotRail09:032On time
to CarlisleScotRail10:252On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CarlisleScotRail23:581Early
from CarlisleScotRail06:451On time
from CarlisleScotRail08:441On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail08:592On time
from CarlisleScotRail10:351On time
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