Timetable - trains from Edinburgh to Dundee

Train tickets, times and fares.

Once home to ‘jute, jam and journalism’, the city on the Tay has reinvented itself as a leader in science, computer gaming, and art.

Board a train for Dundee and you’ll step off in the heart of one of Scotland’s most dynamic cities. Discover its fast-changing waterfront, visit galleries, both old and modern – then take in its buzzing bar, restaurant and live music scene.

Journey information

Fastest 1h 03m
Average 1h 21m
Direct trains available? Yes
Max changes 0
Trains per day 37

Next trains from Edinburgh to Dundee

Departs Destination Platform Expected
11:31 Aberdeen 20 On time
12:02 Arbroath 2 On time
12:30 Aberdeen 19 On time
12:58 Arbroath - On time

Live departures for direct trains leaving in the next two hours.

Sample fares

Buy tickets From
Off-Peak Return £28.30
Anytime Single £18.90
3 days in advance £11.00
1 month in advance £7.30
3 months in advance £5.00

First and last trains

First train


Last train


* Sleeper service. ScotRail services start at 05:30.

These are the usual first and last train times on this route from Monday to Friday. Times may vary at weekends and public holidays. Check exact train times when you plan your journey and book tickets online.

Off-Peak from 09:16 Mon-Fri and all day Sat-Sun.

Prices are single (one-way) fares except where stated. Advance fares are subject to availability and the actual cost may vary.

Buy in advance for fares from £5.00

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Benefits of booking online and in advance

  • Buy online and avoid the ticket queues
  • Save up to a whopping 65% when you buy in advance on our longer distance routes
  • Advance single tickets are available from 12 weeks before travel
  • Use your railcard for even lower fares


Download timetable PDFs for train services between Edinburgh and Dundee.