The first leg of your London to Dundee trip will be a Virgin East Coast train travelling up to Edinburgh Waverley, where you'll change to a ScotRail service to continue your journey north.
All Virgin East Coast trains feature a buffet car called The Foodbar, usually located either in coach J or H. Here, you can purchase hot and cold food and drink throughout the day. On most journeys, you'll also find a full drinks menu and an at-seat trolley service. If you travel in First Class, the food and drink are complimentary but subject to availability. WiFi is free for those travelling in First Class, while those travelling in Standard will need to pay a small fee for the service. Additionally, most trains feature a Quiet Coach.
ScotRail also provides onboard WiFi access on this journey, while an at-seat catering service allows you to purchase hot and cold drinks as well as light snacks.
For more information about their onboard facilities, visit our ScotRail page.
Route information from London to Dundee
On this journey you'll enjoy scenic views of the East coast, taking in sights across Yorkshire and Cumbria. You'll travel through Newcastle, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh, with the banks of the River Tyne being a highlight. The train will then take you along the North Sea coast. If you're sat on the right and it's a clear day, look out for views of the coastline. You'll then soon enter Edinburgh and catch sight of the city's famous castle before you're off again towards Dundee. Be sure to get the cameras ready as you cross the Forth Bridge, one of Scotland's most famous structures, crossing the Fife of Forth as the river heads into the North Sea.
Things to do in Dundee
Learn about the history of the Highland Regiments at The Highlanders’ Museum. For ship enthusiasts. you can step aboard the RRS Discovery, Captain Scott's vessel for his first Antarctic expedition. It's part-museum, part-boat and a great time capsule worth exploring.
How long does it take to travel from London to Dundee by train?
The average journey time between London and Dundee is 5 hours 59 minutes. The fastest journey time is 6 hours 8 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 48 trains per day travelling from London to Dundee. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Are there direct trains from London to Dundee?
No, it is not possible to travel from London to Dundee without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Dundee.
No direct trains possible
What time are the first and last train from London to Dundee?
The first train from London to Dundee departs at .
The last train from London to Dundee departs at .
No sleeper services are available.
There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.