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There are 6 ways to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Loch Ness by bus, car ferry, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus, car ferry, train, night train

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to The Point, stop 7399
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  4. Take the night train from Preston to Inverness

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Train to Dublin, fly to Edinburgh, train

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Belfast
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Drive from Cairnryan to Loch Ness

Train, train to Belfast City, fly to Inverness

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Connolly
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
  3. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV)

Train to Dublin, fly to Glasgow, train

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA)
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  4. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

Train, bus to Knock, fly to Edinburgh

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Sligo
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Knock Airport, stop 553081
  3. Fly from Knock (NOC) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness
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The most affordable way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Loch Ness is to train and fly, which costs €70 - €320 and takes 12h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Loch Ness is to train and fly which costs €110 - €230 and takes 11h 4m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Loch Ness is 274 miles.

The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Loch Ness without a car is to bus and car ferry and train and night train which takes 24h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 24h 59m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Loch Ness. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Loch Ness.
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  • Distance: 273.5 miles
  • Duration: 24h 59m

What companies run services between Carrick-on-Shannon, IE-LM, Ireland and Loch Ness, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Carrick-on-Shannon to Loch Ness. However, you can take the bus to The Point, stop 7399, take the walk to Dublin, take the car ferry to Bootle, take the walk to Bootle, Linacre Lane, take the line 53 bus to Liverpool, Lord Nelson Street, take the walk to Liverpool Lime Street, take the train to Preston, take the walk to Preston, take the night train to Inverness, take the walk to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2, then take the line 919 bus to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, then take the drive to Loch Ness.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£11 - £120
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£8 - £110
Flights from Knock to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£18 - £140
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £190
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £190
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£12 - £15
Flexible
£15 - £17
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£12 - £15
Flexible
£15 - £18
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£13 - £16
Flexible
£16 - £19
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Sligo
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£7 - £9
Flexible
£8 - £10
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £75
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£24 - £200
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £200
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £110
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £110
Bus operators
Expressway
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to The Point, stop 7399
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Knock Airport, stop 553081
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators

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