Travel comfortably from Edinburgh to Dundee with CrossCountry. You can purchase Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.
Taking the train from Edinburgh Waverly Station to Dundee Station is swift and enjoyable with CrossCountry. Arriving by train is one of the best ways to appreciate Dundee’s estuary setting. Travelling from Edinburgh, you’ll cross the Forth and Tay Bridges, which are two of Scotland’s most iconic engineering wonders. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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Travelling to Dundee
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Travelling from Edinburgh to Dundee
‘One city, many discoveries’. Set in a stunning location at the mouth of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland, Dundee is one of the country’s most dynamic and vibrant cities. Mixing a captivating history with a fresh, modern look, the city of Dundee has arts and culture in abundance. Discover its ever-changing waterfront, visit galleries both old and modern, and enjoy its buzzing bar, restaurant and live music scene.
Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Dundee?
Yes, CrossCountry run direct train services from Edinburgh to Dundee.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Edinburgh to Dundee?
At CrossCountry, providing comfort to our passengers is central to everything we do. So, as you would expect, we offer a choice of seating options with tables, charge points for your electronics and plenty of luggage storage space. We also provide an at-seat service offering drinks and light refreshments. For extra comfort, why not upgrade to a First Class ticket?
Does Dundee Station have step-free access?
Dundee Station is accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. The whole station has step-free access and ramps for train access help make the station fully accessible. Assistance is also available to and from platforms when required.
How far is the city centre?
Dundee Station is situated in the city centre, making it the perfect choice for those wishing to explore.
Does the station have family areas?
Dundee Station has baby changing facilities and waiting rooms that are accessible to all families using the station, as well as a café and WHSmith.
For further information about Dundee Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Dundee
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Dundee
Dundee’s two major bus operators are Xplore Dundee and Stagecoach Strathtay, and both run regular services to the city and surrounding areas. A taxi rank is available at the station for those wishing to travel directly to their destination.
Shopping in Dundee
Due to the compact nature of Dundee, everything is within walking distance making it perfect for shopping. The city centre is largely pedestrianised, adding to its appeal. The Wellgate and the Overgate centres are the two big shopping centres in the city, which are linked by the High Street that are lined with all your favourites. If you are looking for something a little different, wander down the little roads where independent retailers live. For a bargain, visit the Forum Centre, which is a large indoor market full of cheap clobber and trinkets.
Culture in Dundee
Named as Scotland’s sunniest city, all the major attractions are condensed into one area making Dundee a delight to explore on foot. Music, history and culture play a big part in Dundee life and there’s lots for you to discover. Enjoy a show at the Dundee Rep Theatre, learn about the city’s history at the Verdant Works Jute Museum or visit the award-winning Contemporary Arts Centre. Had enough culture? Grab a drink and enjoy some live music in one of the city’s many music bars. If being outdoors is more your thing, take part in water sports off the coast of Angus or go hillwalking deep amongst the hills and valleys. Dundee holds UNESCO City of Design status, and wandering the city’s streets and appreciating the architecture is a wonderful way to spend a day.