There are 3 ways to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness by bus, train or night train

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Travel, line 31 bus, train, bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Travel from Cairngorms National Park to Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park)
  2. Take the line 31 bus from Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park) to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel 31
  3. Take the train from Aviemore to Inverness
  4. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) 917 / ...

$22 - $34

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Aviemore, Police Station to Inverness, Bus Station M91
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) 917 / ...

$22 - $25

Night train, bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the night train from Aviemore to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) 917 / ...

$28 - $38

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness is to bus which costs £16 - £19 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness is to travel and line 31 bus and train and bus which costs £16 - £26 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between Cairngorms National Park and Loch Ness is 37 miles.

The best way to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness without a car is to travel and line 31 bus and train and bus which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £16 - £26.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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There are 551+ hotels available in Loch Ness. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness.
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  • Distance: 36.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

What companies run services between Cairngorms National Park, Scotland and Loch Ness, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness via Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park), Aviemore, Police Station, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aviemore to Inverness
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
LNER
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Aviemore to Inverness
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$17 - $24
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park) to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aviemore, Police Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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