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Getting from Edinburgh to Dundee

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh , is modern city which manages to keep its historical charm. Visitors have a lot to do and see here and those on a budget are happy to find excellent accommodation options which don’t burn a whole in the pocket.

Dundee is located on North East Scotland and is the seventh largest city in the country. Dundee is famous for being the home of jam made from the berries grown in the farms around the city.

Both cities are served by airports, but since they are located so close to one another – 58 miles – there isn’t any need to fly between them.

Quick summary

The cheapest way to get between Edinburgh and Dundee is by bus. Traveling by train can save about an hour in travel time but the fare is 4 times more expansive than the bus fare.

Trains from Edinburgh to Dundee

First Scot Rail operates trains daily, every half hour, between Edinburgh Waverly and Dundee. The travel time is between 1h 8 min and 1h 22 min. The cheapest standard single fare is £22.70. On the way back, the same fares and trains frequency apply.

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Buses from Edinburgh to Dundee

Megabus and City Link operate daily buses, every half hour, between Edinburgh and Dundee. The fare is either £5.00 or £7.00, depending on the time of departure . The travel time is between 1h 40 min and 2h 23 min. You can purchase tickets from either company on the Megabus’ website.

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Driving from Edinburgh to Dundee

You can also rent a car and drive the 58 miles on M90 and A92. The drive time is about 1h 15 min.

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