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Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh

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Travel from Dundee to Edinburgh with CrossCountry and enjoy Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.
The journey from Dundee to Edinburgh takes you on a beautiful route through the east coast of Scotland. You’ll cross both the Tay and Forth Bridges, two of Scotland’s most iconic engineering wonders. Once you arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Station, you’ll be in the city centre, ready to explore.

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CrossCountry Trains from Dundee to Edinburgh (Waverley)

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Travelling to Edinburgh

  • First CrossCountry train - 06:32
  • Last CrossCountry train - 22:48

Once you have arrived in Edinburgh

Onward travel: Taxis, Trams and Buses in Edinburgh

With trams and buses running regular services to the surrounding areas, Edinburgh is a well-connected city. There are also taxi ranks near the station.

Shopping in Edinburgh

Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the best shopping destinations in the UK. From fashion to homeware to the latest electronics, the city has everything a shopaholic needs.
To start shopping almost without leaving the station, head to Waverley Mall – it’s directly linked and has a great selection of stores. Princes Street is also adjacent to the station and has both a great mix of shops and a spectacular view of an ancient castle.
If you’re looking for something more upmarket, head across to George Street, which is home to all your favourite designer stores. The city is full of independent and vintage shops as well, with the West End and Grassmarket being the go-to spots for those.
Shopping centres aren’t in short supply here either. Our top pick is Ocean Terminal, a waterfront mall built on former industrial docklands. Boasting over 75 stores, bars and restaurants, it’s the perfect place to get your shopping fix and grab a delicious meal.
For the perfect Scottish souvenir, pop into Paper Tiger and grab a locally designed card, toy or gift.

Culture in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is synonymous with theatre – and for good reason. Home to the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the city’s theatre scene is full of the freshest, most exciting work in the industry. Even if you’re not visiting during the August festival, you can find great shows at venues like Bedlam Theatre, Traverse Theatre and Edinburgh Playhouse. There are also lots of live music and comedy venues.
Edinburgh has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so the city is perfect for history buffs. Museums and monuments abound, including Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish National Gallery.
For foodies, Edinburgh has more restaurants per head than any UK city outside London, so there’s something for every palate. Rose Street is a great place to start your culinary exploration, with a mix of bars, pubs and restaurants.

Spending time in Edinburgh?

Our Edinburgh Guide can help you plan the perfect trip, whether it’s a day, a weekend or even longer.

Are there direct trains from Dundee to Edinburgh?

There are direct trains from Dundee to Edinburgh, with services taking approximately 90 minutes.

What amenities are available onboard trains from Dundee to Edinburgh?

Your journey from Dundee to Edinburgh will be super comfortable when you travel with CrossCountry. Relax with a full range of amenities: lots of seating options (with tables if you need them), charge points for your devices and plenty of luggage storage. If you get peckish, an at-seat service with drinks and hot food is available onboard. For an even comfier journey, book a ticket in our First Class coach.

Does Edinburgh Waverley Station have step-free access?

Yes, Edinburgh Waverley Station has full step-free access. There are also accessible ticket machines, disabled toilets and disabled parking spaces for those who need them.

How far is the city centre?

Edinburgh Waverley Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from Edinburgh Old Town.

More questions?

For more information on Edinburgh Waverly Station, check out our station guide.

Once you have arrived in Edinburgh

Onward travel: Taxis, Trams and Buses in Edinburgh

With trams and buses running regular services to the surrounding areas, Edinburgh is a well-connected city. There are also taxi ranks near the station.

Shopping in Edinburgh

Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the best shopping destinations in the UK. From fashion to homeware to the latest electronics, the city has everything a shopaholic needs.
To start shopping almost without leaving the station, head to Waverley Mall – it’s directly linked and has a great selection of stores. Princes Street is also adjacent to the station and has both a great mix of shops and a spectacular view of an ancient castle.
If you’re looking for something more upmarket, head across to George Street, which is home to all your favourite designer stores. The city is full of independent and vintage shops as well, with the West End and Grassmarket being the go-to spots for those.
Shopping centres aren’t in short supply here either. Our top pick is Ocean Terminal, a waterfront mall built on former industrial docklands. Boasting over 75 stores, bars and restaurants, it’s the perfect place to get your shopping fix and grab a delicious meal.
For the perfect Scottish souvenir, pop into Paper Tiger and grab a locally designed card, toy or gift.

Culture in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is synonymous with theatre – and for good reason. Home to the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the city’s theatre scene is full of the freshest, most exciting work in the industry. Even if you’re not visiting during the August festival, you can find great shows at venues like Bedlam Theatre, Traverse Theatre and Edinburgh Playhouse. There are also lots of live music and comedy venues.
Edinburgh has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so the city is perfect for history buffs. Museums and monuments abound, including Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish National Gallery.
For foodies, Edinburgh has more restaurants per head than any UK city outside London, so there’s something for every palate. Rose Street is a great place to start your culinary exploration, with a mix of bars, pubs and restaurants.

Spending time in Edinburgh?

Our Edinburgh Guide can help you plan the perfect trip, whether it’s a day, a weekend or even longer.

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