Dumfries to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 15m
  • Distance
    101 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 58m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dumfries to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Dumfries to Edinburgh take around 2 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 101 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dumfries and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Dumfries to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Dumfries and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Dumfries to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Dumfries to Edinburgh?

The Dumfries to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Dumfries to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Dumfries around 05:13 and the last train is around 21:51. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dumfries around 05:13, and the last at 23:59.

When to book Dumfries to Edinburgh train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Dumfries to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dumfries and Edinburgh?

More than one train company operates on the route from Dumfries to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Edinburgh to Dumfries by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.