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

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Train  •  6 h 53 min

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

$51 - $88

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Bus via Fort William, Bus Station  •  7 h 45 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 / ...

$39 - $57

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Bus  •  6 h 53 min

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

$47 - $70

Train, night train, bus  •  7 h 43 min

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

$43 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Ayr to Loch Ness 183.4 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ayr station to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) via Fenwick, Glaister Bridge (A719), Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Ayr and Loch Ness is 128 miles. The road distance is 183.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Ayr to Loch Ness without a car is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs £35 - £70.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Ayr to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ayr to Loch Ness is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs £35 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ayr to Loch Ness is 183 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Ayr to Loch Ness.

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  • Distance: 127.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Ayr to Loch Ness via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Perth, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Ayr to Loch Ness every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $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 Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
LNER
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
$23 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$188
Sleeper Seat
$23 - $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
$30 - $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
$21 - $30
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
$9 - $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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The nearest airport to Loch Ness is Inverness (INV) Airport which is 22.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Aberdeen (ABZ) (84.7 miles), Stornoway (SYY) (94.1 miles), Glasgow (GLA) (99.8 miles) and Edinburgh (EDI) (102.7 miles).

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There are 539+ hotels available in Loch Ness. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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