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There are 4 ways to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness by train or bus

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Recommended option

Travel, train, bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Travel from Cairngorms National Park to Aviemore
  2. Take the train from Aviemore to Inverness
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm 917 / ...

$17 - $29

Cheapest option

Bus via Aviemore, MacKenzies Hotel  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Aviemore, MacKenzies Hotel to Inverness, Marks and Spencer 34X / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm 917 / ...

$6 - $9

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Bus Station G10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm 917 / ...

$12 - $17

Travel, line 31 bus, train, bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Travel from Cairngorms National Park to Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park
  2. Take the line 31 bus from Cairngorm 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 917 / ...

$17 - $29

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness is to bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness is to travel and train and bus which costs £13 - £22 and takes 2 h 39 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 train and bus which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £13 - £22.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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There are 541+ hotels available in Loch Ness. Prices start at $77 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: 2 h 39 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, Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 3 h 26 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
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aviemore to Inverness
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$24 - $35
Bus operators
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
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Marks and Spencer
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Aviemore, MacKenzies Hotel to Inverness, Marks and Spencer
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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