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Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 1h 24m to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (58 km). There are normally 74 trains per day travelling from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £6.40 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station

Edinburgh (Waverley)

Journey time

From 1h 8m


36 miles (58 km)


74 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £6.40

Train operators

CrossCountry, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway

Travelling by train from Dundee to Edinburgh in just over an hour

Planning a trip to the Scottish capital and need more information on how to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh by train? Look no further! 

On average, the train from Dundee to Edinburgh takes around 1 hour and 27 minutes to travel the 36 miles between these two cities. However, you can get there in just 1 hour and 4 minutes on the fastest services. Each day, there are around 67 direct trains running on this popular route, so you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.  

When travelling on this route, you’ll board a train at Dundee station operated by either ScotRail, CrossCountry or London North Eastern Railway (LNER). No matter who you end up travelling with, you’ll enjoy free WiFi and comfortable seating as standard. On all services, your train will arrive at Edinburgh Waverley station, in the heart of the city.   

As soon as you arrive in Edinburgh, you can head straight to the Old Town to explore Edinburgh Castle or climb Arthur’s Seat to enjoy spectacular views of the city. If you fancy something a bit less strenuous, there are plenty of pubs and bars to enjoy a traditional whisky in. If you’d like to explore more of Scotland, check out our guide to the best day trips from Edinburgh by train

If you want to book the cheapest train tickets, try travelling at Off-Peak times, when tickets are usually cheaper. Also, if you get yourself a Railcard, you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for an entire year.  

Eager to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. For more information, keep reading for our timetable where you’ll find first and last train times, as well as FAQs and tips on how to find cheap train tickets.  

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Dundee 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 Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Dundee and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 1 hour and 24 minutes, with around 74 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 Dundee and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 1 hour and 8 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £6.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 74 direct trains from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 04:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 22:50. 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 Dundee and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 36 miles (58 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee.

Cheap train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at £6.40 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.

Book in advance

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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 Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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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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† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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