It takes an average of 7h 40m to travel from London to Dundee by train, over a distance of around 361 miles (581 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from London to Dundee and tickets for this journey start from £49.10 when you book in advance.
From 5h 47m
361 miles (581 km)
8 trains per day
Direct trains available
The first leg of your London to Dundee trip will be a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) train travelling up to Edinburgh Waverley, where you'll change to a ScotRail service to continue your journey north.
Train travel is significantly better for the environment than other modes of transport, such as car and plane. In fact, you save 67% on CO2 emissions when you choose train over car*.
All London North Eastern Railway (LNER) 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.
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.
The average journey time by train between London and Dundee is 7 hours and 40 minutes, with around 8 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 London to Dundee is 5 hours and 47 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Dundee can start from as little as £49.10 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Dundee without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from London to Dundee each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Dundee leaves at 08:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Dundee leaves at 21:15. 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.
Trains travelling from London to Dundee cover a distance of around 361 miles (581 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dundee to London.
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 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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If you want to travel from London to Dundee, choose the more sustainable option - choose train!
Taking the train instead of driving lowers your CO2 impact by a whopping 67%.* Keep it simple, keep it low-carbon.
What's faster or cheaper than driving from London to Dundee? Ah yes, that'd be the train. Cheaper even without a Railcard, too. Win for you. Win for the planet.
In the UK, you can take your bike on the train, for free! Cool, huh? And, thanks to our bike reservation feature, travelling with your bike has never been easier.
Unlike flying or driving, going by train means no extra luggage charges or parking costs. Plus, you step off the train, right into the city-centre. Aaaand relax.
* Calculations are based on CO2 / passenger km, comparing an average petrol car, using statistics and conversion factors published in the government’s greenhouse gas reporting conversion factors published 7 June 2023 and revised 28 June 2023. See here for more.
Between London and Dundee, 93% of journeys sold on Trainline from May 2022 to May 2023 were cheaper and faster by rail vs car.