There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness by bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

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

$37 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus via Fort William, Bus Station  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) 919 / ...

$25 - $44

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$38 - $73

Night train, bus  •  5 h 32 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 / ...

$31 - $48

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Loch Ness 150.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to bus which costs £19 - £35 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to drive which takes 3 h 5 min and costs £24 - £35.

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The distance between Glasgow and Loch Ness is 160 km. The road distance is 241 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow 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 30 min.

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Loch Ness every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Loch Ness via Perth, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 5 h 16 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 Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Virgin Trains East Coast
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
$194
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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