Cheap Train Tickets to Dundee

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Cheap Trains to Dundee

Dundee is a UK city well worth visiting. Recent years have seen considerable redevelopment reconnecting the Waterfront to the city centre, where the world-famous V&A Dundee - Scotland's Design Museum is located. In 2018, the Wall Street Journal ranked Dundee #8 in Worldwide Hot Destinations.

Dundee city centre is compact, but that doesn't mean there aren't many reasons to visit the coastal city in the eastern central lowlands, north of the River Tay. Dundee is known as Scotland's sunniest city, and with loads of countryside to explore nearby, it's an excellent area for outdoor activities. Dundee prides itself on its history of science, and it is a UNESCO City of Design. Dundee City's Science Centre is well worth a visit.

Dundee Railway Station is a short walk from the centre of Dundee and has four platforms. With 1.17 million passengers using the station in 2021/22, you can take trains to Dundee from most major stations in the UK. Dundee trains run regularly as the station is situated on the East Coast Main Line; Trains to Dundee from London take just under 6 hours with some changing at Edinburgh from where train journeys take on average just over 75 minutes. Dundee Railway Station is where the Edinburgh-Dundee Line meets the Glasgow-Dundee Line, so you can easily catch Dundee trains from either of these stations.

On this page, you will find tips for booking cheap fares to Dundee.

Tip 1 Book early
When you travel to Dundee, booking in advance is the best way to save on rail fares. Advance fares are usually available for a journey up to 12 weeks before your departure date when rail operating companies make them available. They are sometimes available for purchase up to 1 hour before your service leaves, but there may not be availability due to high demand.
Tip 2 Popular journeys are more expensive
Demand determines the price of train tickets, so busier routes are more expensive. Travelling on off-peak trains and avoiding travel at weekends and during popular holidays usually results in cheaper trains to Dundee.
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Tip 3 Avoid fees
Other companies often charge customers a booking fee on each journey, but not us. At Split My Fare, you only pay 10% of the savings if we can split your fare. We also don't charge for using your credit card. No split fare means no fee.
Tip 4 If you travel often, get a railcard
Using a railcard can save you 1/3 off fare prices—most cost just £30. The Two Together railcard, for example, gives two adults 1/3 off their fares.

The Family and Friends railcard gives 60% off travel for children and 1/3 off adult fares for up to four kids and four adults.

Other Railcards available include the Network Railcard, 16-25 card and 26-30 card.

More details are available on the Railcard website, and Railcards can be purchased at any National Rail ticket office.

Visiting Dundee


There are numerous places worth visiting when you travel to Dundee, including many museums and historical buildings. Broughty Castle Museum is a historical castle dating back to 1495, while the University of Dundee Botanic Garden is a great place to take a walk and relax.

Food and Drink

There are many great restaurants and pubs in Dundee. Bridgeview Station Restaurant offers fantastic food in a railway carriage, while the famous pub Phoenix Bar was featured in the TV comedy Still Game.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main train station in Dundee?

The main train station in Dundee is Dundee Station; it is the city's only station.

Which train companies run trains to Dundee?

Four train companies run trains to Dundee: London North Eastern Railway, ScotRail, CrossCountry, and Caledonian Sleeper.

How do I find cheap tickets to Dundee?

The best way to find cheap tickets to Dundee is to book well in advance and use Split My Fare to search for split tickets.