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London to Dumfries by train

It takes an average of 9h 43m to travel from London to Dumfries by train, over a distance of around 285 miles (459 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from London to Dumfries and tickets for this journey start from £30.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 4m
PriceFrom £30.90
Distance285 miles (459 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train04:31
Last train00:35
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationDumfries
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway

London to Dumfries train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Dumfries for Tuesday 24th May 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
05:31 10:37 5h 6m, 1 change
07:30 11:49 4h 19m, 1 change
08:30 12:50 4h 20m, 1 change
09:30 13:43 4h 13m, 1 change
10:30 14:48 4h 18m, 1 change
11:30 15:43 4h 13m, 1 change
12:30 16:48 4h 18m, 1 change
13:30 18:12 4h 42m, 1 change
15:30 19:57 4h 27m, 1 change
17:30 21:48 4h 18m, 1 change

Travelling from London to Dumfries by train

Looking to travel from London to Dumfries by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 9 hours 43 minutes to travel from London to Dumfries by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 4 hours 4 minutes though. You'll usually find 27 trains per day running along the 285 miles (459 km) route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Dumfries, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You can choose to travel with London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or ScotRail to get to Dumfries. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from London to Dumfries in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £30.90.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, scroll up for timetables including live train times, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London 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 London to Dumfries take?

The average journey time by train between London and Dumfries is 9 hours and 43 minutes, with around 27 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 London and Dumfries by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Dumfries is 4 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Dumfries cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Dumfries can start from as little as £30.90 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 London to Dumfries?

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

What time does the first train from London to Dumfries leave?

The first train from London to Dumfries leaves at 04:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Dumfries leave?

The last train from London to Dumfries leaves at 00:35. 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 London and Dumfries by train?

Trains travelling from London to Dumfries cover a distance of around 285 miles (459 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dumfries to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Dumfries

Train tickets from London to Dumfries start at £30.90 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

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 London to Dumfries 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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