Bus from Dundee to Edinburgh Airport

Cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport to Dundee by bus

Updated September 2011

If you want to travel from Mega Bus UK (Scottish Citylink) buses. The bus journey can take anything from 1 hour and 40 minutes up to 2 hours and 10 minutes depending on which departure you choose.

Not only is travelling by bus the cheapest way to get from Seagate Bus Station in Dundee to Edinburgh Airport (EDI), with fares as low as £5.25 for a single journey, it is also the most convenient way to travel as there are direct bus services to the airport.

  • You can buy single tickets from £5.25 but these cheap Megabus fares are limited and you are unlikely to find a cheap ticket for last minute bookings.
  • Standard tickets are priced at between £10.25 and £19.25 for a single ticket
  • Megabus does operate cheap £1 fares on some routes, however these are not available for this particular service.

NOTE: Dundee to Edinburgh Airport direct services are all run for Megabus.com by Scottish CityLink. See our Megabus Scotland in-depth coach guide.

Tickets and times for Megabus UK/Scottish Citylink bus services between Edinburgh Airport and Dundee.

Why travel to Edinburgh Airport on the bus instead of the train?

Bus travel between Dundee and Edinburgh is not only cheaper but it is far more convenient as there is no train station at Edinburgh Airport. If you do go by train you will need to get a connecting Airlink 100 bus from Edinburgh Waverley or Edinburgh Haymarket railway station which takes around 30 minutes and leaves every 10 or 20 minutes.

Cost-wise it is also more sensible to take Megabus rather than the train as it can cost between around £15 and £40 for a return ticket to the centre of Edinburgh, depending on how far in advance you book, plus the cost of the Airlink 100 transfer to Edinburgh Airport which costs another £3.50 for a single journey or £6 for a return ticket.

Bus Times from Dundee Seagate Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

The Dundee to Edinburgh Airport route is a frequent direct service with buses departing from Dundee Bus Station or Edinburgh Airport approximately every hour. Megabus/Citylink run a daytime and evening bus service but there are no night buses operating on this particular route.

Buses depart from and arrive at Dundee Seagate Bus Station and Edinburgh Airport.

Megabus/Citylink buses from Dundee to Edinburgh Airport

Bus Times from Dundee to Edinburgh Airport (operating during the day and in the evening)

From Dundee Seagate Bus Station Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday  
First bus to Edinburgh Airport 08:00 08:00 08:00 08:00 08:00 08:00 08:00 Book Mega Bus Ticket
Last bus to Edinburgh Airport 20:40 20:40 20:40 20:40 20:40 20:40 20:40 Book Mega Bus Ticket

Bus Times from Edinburgh Airport to Dundee (operating during the day and in the evening)

From Edinburgh Airport Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday  
First bus to Dundee

08:30

08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:15 10:15 Book Mega Bus Ticket
Last bus to Dundee 20:45 20:45 20:45 20:45 20:45 20:45 20:45 Book Mega Bus Ticket

NOTE: the schedule of buses may change without notice. Please double check with Megabus.com for the latest travel times for getting to Dundee or Airport in Edinburgh.

First and last buses from Dundee to Edinburgh Airport with Megabus.com

Buses usually run every hour throughout the day, although bus times are less frequent in the morning and in the late afternoon and early evening.

First buses

The first bus leaves Dundee Seagate Bus Station at 08:00 in the morning and arrives at Edinburgh Airport at around 09:55.

Last buses

The last bus departs Dundee at 20:40 in the evening, getting into Edinburgh Airport at 22:40 in the evening.

The bus timetable is not suitable for catching very early morning flights unless you are planning to travel to the airport the night before and stay overnight in a hotel near Edinburgh Airport.

Night buses

There are no night buses operating from Dundee Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport.

First and last buses from Edinburgh Airport to Dundee with Megabus.com

Buses usually run every hour throughout the day, although departures are less frequent in the morning and in the late afternoon and early evening.

First buses

From Monday to Friday, the first bus leaves Edinburgh Airport at 08:30 in the morning, arriving in Dundee at around 10:25 although times can vary slightly as some journeys take longer.

On Saturday the first bus leaves Edinburgh Airport at 08:15, reaching Dundee at 10.25 in the morning.

On a Sunday the first bus departs Edinburgh Airport at 10:15, reaching Dundee at 12:25 just after midday.

Last buses

The last bus leaves Edinburgh Airport at 20:45 in the evening, reaching Dundee at around 22:35 depending on the day. Most buses leave every hour at quarter or twenty past the hour, but you should check the timetable as this can vary.

Night buses

There are no night buses from Edinburgh Airport to Dundee.

How long does the journey take to get from Dundee to Edinburgh Airport by bus?

The journey takes around 1 hours and 40 minutes to 2 hours and 10 minutes depending on which departure you choose.

How much does the bus ticket from Dundee to Edinburgh Airport cost?

You can buy your Megabus (Scottish Citylink) bus ticket online.

  • In order to calculate your fare for travel between Dundee and Edinburgh Airport, just add up the cost of each single journey and add a £0.50 booking fee. There is no discount for booking a return journey.
  • Tickets can cost from as little as £5.25 for a single ticket if you book one to two months in advance, plus a booking fee of £0.50, but fares at this low price are limited and you are unlikely to find the cheaper price for last minute bookings.
  • The standard fare costs between £10.25 and £19.25,depending on how far in advance you are able to book.
  • If you book your ticket within a week or so of departure be prepared to pay either £12.25, £15.25, £17.75 or as much as £19.25 for a single ticket, although it depends on which departure time you choose.
  • Passengers who hold an Entitlement Card for the elderly and disabled can travel free.
  • Student fares including a 10 percent discount are available for holders of the National Union of Students (NUS) Extra card.
  • All tickets are subject to a reservation fee of £0.50

Cheap tickets are strictly limited, so it pays to make sure that you book as far in advance as possible for travel during busy periods such as bank holidays, half-term, Christmas holidays and the New Year holidays.

Book Dundee - Edinburgh Airport bus tickets

Where does the bus between Dundee and Edinburgh Airport stop?

The Megabus/Citylink buses leave Dundee, stopping off Perth, Kinross and Inverkeithing before arriving at Edinburgh Airport.

Where do the buses leave from?

The Megabus/Scottish Citylink buses which go between Dundee and Edinburgh Airport leave from the following bus stations:

Address of Dundee Seagate Bus Station

Seagate
Dundee
Angus
Scotland
Postcode: DD1 2HR
Tel: +44 (1382) 228 054

Address of Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport
Scotland
EH12 9DN
Tel: +44 (0) 844 481 8989 (general enquiries) or
Tel: +44 (0) 871 200 2233 (Traveline Scotland)
(Phone numbers as per Edinburgh Airport official website)

Buses stop on the terminal forecourt outside of the main entrance.

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