There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye by train, bus, night train or car

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Isle of Skye, Scotland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye via Inverness and Plockton in around 7 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye via Inverness, Bus Station and Portree, Braes Rd End (Braes Junction) in around 8 h 6 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Avg. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Plockton
Avg. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Avg. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$205
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Braes Rd End (Braes Junction)
Avg. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Portree, Braes Rd End (Braes Junction)
Avg. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Portree, Braes Rd End (Braes Junction)
Avg. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye?

The distance between Edinburgh and Isle of Skye is 244 km. The road distance is 389 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye is to drive which costs £45 and takes 4 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye is to drive which takes 4 h 41 min and costs £45.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye?

It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye, including transfers.