There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$57 - $72

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Night train, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Spean Bridge
  2. Take the bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) 919 / ...

$34 - $48

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$38 - $54

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Loch Ness 150.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Loch Ness is 100 miles. The road distance is 150.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness without a car is to train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs £40 - £55.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs £40 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £45 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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Glasgow to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Loch Ness is 150 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Glasgow to Loch Ness.

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  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Loch Ness, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Loch Ness every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Loch Ness every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 23 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Spean Bridge
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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