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Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries by train

It takes an average of 3h 51m to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries by train, over a distance of around 63 miles (101 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries and tickets for this journey start from £10.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 57m
PriceFrom £10.10
Distance63 miles (101 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train05:12
Last train22:15
Departure stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
Arrival stationDumfries
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway

Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries train times

Check out the next trains departing from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries for Tuesday 12th July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:52 13:43 2h 51m, 1 change
12:12 14:48 2h 36m, 1 change
12:52 15:43 2h 51m, 1 change
14:12 16:48 2h 36m, 1 change
14:28 17:59 3h 31m, 1 change
14:45 17:59 3h 14m, 2 changes
14:52 18:12 3h 20m, 1 change
16:12 18:35 2h 23m, 1 change
16:52 19:57 3h 5m, 1 change
17:27 20:59 3h 32m, 1 change

Taking the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries in 1 hour 57 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 51 minutes to travel the 63 miles (101 km) from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 57 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 18 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You're likely to be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or ScotRail to Dumfries. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £10.10. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Dumfries by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Dumfries is 3 hours and 51 minutes, with around 18 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) and Dumfries by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries is 1 hour and 57 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries can start from as little as £10.10 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries?

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

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

The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries leaves at 05:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries leaves at 22:15. 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) and Dumfries by train?

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

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries

Train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries start at £10.10 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dumfries is right for you.

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