It takes an average of 1h 23m to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (58 km). There are normally 56 trains per day travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee and tickets for this journey start from £7.20 when you book in advance.
From 1h 10m
36 miles (58 km)
56 trains per day
Direct trains available
Considering a trip from Edinburgh to Dundee by train and looking for more information about the journey? You’ve come to the right place!
Usually, it takes around 1 hour and 22 minutes to travel from Edinburgh to Dundee by train, although the fastest services will take you there in just 1 hour and 8 minutes. As there are around 57 direct trains running on this route each day, you don’t need to worry about making any changes on your way to Dundee.
When travelling from Edinburgh to Dundee by train, you’ll board a train at Edinburgh Waverley station operated by either ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or CrossCountry. No matter who you travel with, you’ll enjoy onboard amenities such as comfortable seating, generous luggage storage and free WiFi on most services. In just over an hour, your train will arrive at Dundee station.
Once you’ve left the station, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the city. From here, you can begin to explore some of Dundee’s most famous sights, such as the McManus Art Gallery & Museum and V&A Dundee – a museum dedicated to the world of design.
Want to save money on your train tickets? Try to travel at Off-Peak times, as tickets are usually cheaper during quieter travel times on weekdays and weekend. If you travel more than a few times a year, why not get yourself a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Dundee is 1 hour and 23 minutes, with around 56 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee can start from as little as £7.20 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee without having to change trains. There are 56 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee leaves at 03:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee leaves at 23:01. 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.
Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dundee cover a distance of around 36 miles (58 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley).
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 Dundee is right for you.
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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